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Welcome to Clarke Willmott, Southampton

We’ve been working from Southampton since 2001 and we have over 85 staff, including 14 partners. Some of our team are in their first year at Clarke Willmott, others are in their thirtieth. We like the balance; it allows us to offer our clients a proven combination of experience and new, innovative ways of thinking.

The spectrum of services we offer is broad and many of our clients draw on our expertise for all of their legal needs. It makes for a concise and harmonic way of working where, by understanding the bigger picture, we can provide the best possible legal advice.

We work with businesses and individuals throughout the surrounding areas, including more than 25 Solent 250 companies, and our out of town location helps us stay to flexible.

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How to find our Southampton office

Address: Burlington House, Botleigh Grange Business Park, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 2AF

Telephone: 0238 008 2000 | Fax: 0345 209 2003 | DX: 49665 Southampton 2

Our Southampton office services

When it comes to commercial law, we specialise in retail and support a number of prominent brands. Clarke Willmott’s business tax specialist is based in Southampton and we also have our own notary public.

We have one of the largest commercial property teams in the region and our clients include developers, investors, retailers, lending institutions and local authorities. Our team of social housing lawyers works closely with our London office and specialises in both development and management.

On the private client side, we have specialist teams in personal injury, serious injury and medical negligence.

Our work in the community

Our chosen office charity is SERV Wessex. SERV Wessex provides a free out of hours transportation service for NHS Hospitals in the Hampshire, Dorset and South Wiltshire areas, 365 days per year, between 19:00 and 06:00 weekday evenings and 24hrs a day at weekends and on public holidays.

As an office, our corporate social responsibility is important to us and we raise money through bake sales, holding fundraising events, and by offering our support by attending their events. These have included supermarket bag packs, quiz nights and charity balls.

The more active approaches our staff have taken to raise money for the hospice include sponsored 10K’s and half marathons, swimming from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth, and trekking the Indian Himalayas.

Our Southampton partners

Kelvin Balmont photo, Partner Corporate & Commercial

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Kelvin Balmont

Chairman & Partner


Kelvin provides practical, commercial advice to enable his clients to get their transactions over the line quickly and efficiently.

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Chidem Aliss photo, Partner Corporate & Commercial

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Chidem Aliss is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Southampton Commercial & IT team specialising in technology.

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Kelvin Balmont photo, Partner Corporate & Commercial

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Chairman & Partner


Kelvin provides practical, commercial advice to enable his clients to get their transactions over the line quickly and efficiently.

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Joseph Campbell - Commercial Property Solicitor - Clarke Willmott Southampton

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Southampton and London

Joseph Campbell is a Partner in the Commercial Property team specialising in commercial Landlord and Tenant, commercial freehold and leasehold acquisitions

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Andrew Cooper photo, Partner Commercial Property

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Andrew Cooper is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Southampton commercial property team with expertise in working for national house builders

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Roy Crozier photo, Partner Intellectual Property

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Partner/Head of Intellectual Property

Manchester, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Taunton and London

Roy Crozier is a Partner and Head of Clarke Willmott solicitors' Intellectual Property team specialising in both contentious and non-contentious IP law.

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Rich Eldridge - Partner - Corporate - Clarke Willmot Southampton

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Rich is a Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Southampton team. Rich focuses on working with owners of care homes.

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Lindsay Felstead photo, Partner Property Litigation

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Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Southampton and Taunton

Lindsay is Head of our Housing Management team and jointly leads our Social Housing sector team. Lindsay was called to the Bar in 2000 and subsequently admitted as a Solicitor in 2005.

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Susan Hall photo, Partner Intellectual Property

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Partner/Head of Technology

Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, London, Taunton and Southampton

Susan is a Partner in Clarke Willmott's Manchester Intellectual Property team specialising in Intellectual Property and Information and Communications Technology.

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Priscilla Hall photo, Partner Construction

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Partner/Head of Renewable Energy Sector/Head of London Office

London, Birmingham, Southampton and Taunton

Priscilla is the Head of Clarke Willmott’s London office and leads the firm’s national Construction and Energy & Natural Resources teams.

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Philippa Hann - Partner - Financial Services Litigation - Clarke Willmott Bristol

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Partner/Managing Director

Bristol, Southampton and Taunton

Philippa is a Partner in the Financial Services Litigation team specialising in investment product mis-selling claims and negligent investment advice.

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Paul Hinett photo, Partner Commercial Property

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Paul Hinett is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Southampton commercial property team specialising in commercial and residential development

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Amy Peacey photo, Senior Associate Corporate & Commercial

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Amy helps businesses and individuals document their contract relationships with third parties ensuring their commercial contracts are legally sound and comply with all applicable laws.

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Maz Rahmati photo, Partner Restructuring & Insolvency

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Maz Rahmati is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Southampton Insolvency team specialising in construction claims.

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Philip Roberts photo, Senior Associate Business Recovery Unit

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Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton

Phil is a Chartered Legal Executive and Partner in Clarke Willmott's Debt Recovery team specialising in defended debt recovery litigation and insolvency actions.

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Gareth Schofield photo, Partner Family

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Bristol, Cardiff, London and Southampton

Gareth Schofield is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol Family team specialising in divorce settlements and cohabitation disputes.

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Hayley Steel - Construction Solicitor - Southampton

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Hayley is a Partner within the construction team, with a focus on non-contentious construction, development and infrastructure/energy projects.

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Richard Swain photo, Partner Corporate & Commercial

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Richard Swain is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Southampton Corporate team specialising in acquisitions, MBOs and mergers/demergers.

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Peter Swinburn - Partner - Commerical Property - Clarke Willmott Southampton - 13112018

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Partner/Managing Director of the Commercial Property Division

Southampton and London

Peter Swinburn is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Southampton Commercial Property team specialising in retail and portfolio management.

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Jin Takhar

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Jin has extensive experience in acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold commercial property, landlord and tenant matters and secured lending.

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Chris Thorne photo, Partner & Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Partner/Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence/Head of Taunton Office

Southampton, Taunton, Manchester and London

Chris Thorne is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team specialising in medical negligence claims.

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Sarah Wood-Heath - Family Solicitor - Clarke Willmott Southampton

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Sarah advises on all areas of family law including surrogacy, co-parenting, donor conception and relationship breakdown.

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