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Welcome to Clarke Willmott, Taunton

Somerset is the historic home of Clarke Willmott and we’ve had a presence here for over 125 years. Many of our clients have been with us a long time and a member of our staff recently celebrated their 40th year with the firm. Good relationships are the key to our success and we want our clients to feel like part of our family.

With over 190 staff, including 22 partners, Taunton is Clarke Willmott’s second largest office. Our solicitors provide legal advice to individuals and businesses and we are particularly known for our agriculture, debt recovery and private client expertise.

In 2017, we were named ‘Law firm of the year’ at the prestigious Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards. We are committed to leading the growth of the region and our legal advice extends to clients across the South West, including Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall.

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How to find our Taunton office

Clarke Willmott Solicitors Taunton
Blackbrook Gate 1, Blackbrook Park Ave, Taunton
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Address: Blackbrook Gate, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PG

Telephone: 0182 323 0100 | Fax: 0345 209 2004 | DX: 97175 Taunton Blackbrook

Our Taunton office services

Farming is at the heart of business in Somerset and we are the agricultural lawyers for the South West. Our specialist team can provide the full spectrum of legal services you may need if your business or family is rooted in agriculture, including agri-property, agri-business, agri-disputes and agri-private client.

We are based only a few miles from Bridgwater and a cross-disciplinary team of our solicitors is involved in advising local members of the Hinkley Point C supply chain, including construction, corporate and litigation law.

Our nationally renowned team of debt recovery experts is based in Taunton and has clients all over the country. The team is ranked in tier one by The Legal 500 2017.

We have a strong private client practice with our specialist teams in family and divorce law, personal injury, and private capital being top ranked by Chambers UK 2018.

Our work in the community

We enjoy getting involved with our local community and it helps that our staff are an active bunch. We regularly support local organisations, events, initiatives and award ceremonies through sponsorship and participation.

Our chosen office charities for 2018/20 are SAVES and Pancreatic Cancer UK and we have an enthusiastic charity committee that drives fundraising for both. Our biggest events are our golf days and bi-annual charity ball.

One of our favourite local events is Headway Somerset’s annual dragon boat race on the River Tone. We were proud to sponsor the 2018 race and next year, we will be racing for a podium finish!

We are committed to supporting the development of our younger members of staff. Our Next Generation Group hosts a number of events throughout the year to enable young professionals and local businesses to build their network.

Learn more about Clarke Willmott’s corporate social responsibility policy and the other charities we are supporting around the country.

Our Taunton partners

Kate Gardner photo, Partner Employment & HR

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Kate Gardner

Partner/Head of Taunton Office

Taunton

Kate Gardner is a Partner in the HR and Employment Team and Head of the Taunton office.

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0345 209 1420

Kirill Bingham photo, Partner Corporate & Commercial

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Partner

Bristol and Taunton

Kirill Bingham is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Corporate team specialising in business disposals and acquisitions.

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Philip Brown, Commercial Property Solicitor, Taunton

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Partner

Taunton

Philip Brown is a Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Commercial Property team with particular experience in commercial and residential development.

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Mark Buckerfield photo, Partner Private Property & Agriculture

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Partner

Taunton

Mark Buckerfield is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Taunton Private Property & Agriculture team specialising in agricultural landlord/tenant matters

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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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Daniel Eames photo, Partner Family

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Partner

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

Daniel Eames is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Family team specialising in cases involving an international aspect.

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Lindsay Felstead photo, Partner Property Litigation

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Partner

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

Lindsay Felstead is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Manchester Property Litigation team specialising in ASBOs, injunctions for access and repairs

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Nick Francombe photo, Partner Commercial Property

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Partner

Taunton

Nick Francombe is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Commercial Property team specialising in property disposals/acquisitions.

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Kate Gardner photo, Partner Employment & HR

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Partner/Head of Taunton Office

Taunton

Kate Gardner is a Partner in the HR and Employment Team and Head of the Taunton office.

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Susan Hall photo, Partner Intellectual Property

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Partner/Head of Technology/Head of Franchising

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

Susan Hall is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Manchester Intellectual Property team specialising in information & 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

Bristol, Southampton and Taunton

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

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Lee Hart photo, Partner Personal Injury

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Partner/Head of Serious Injury Team

Taunton and Southampton

Lee Hart is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Personal Injury team specialising in catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims.

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Tim Hayden photo, PartnerCommercial & Private Client Litigation

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Partner & Solicitor Advocate/Head of Agriculture Sector Team

Taunton and Bristol

Tim Hayden is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Commercial & Private Client Litigation team specialising in Regulatory Litigation.

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Paul Hazeldine photo, Partner Private Property & Agriculture

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Partner

Taunton

Paul Hazeldine is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Taunton private property and agriculture team specialising in agricultural and rural property law.

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Alex Jakubowski photo, Partner Commercial & Private Client Litigation

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Partner

Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester and Taunton

Alex Jakubowski is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol Commercial Litigation team specialising in commercial disputes.

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Kevin Jones photo, Partner & Head of National Employment & HR

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Partner & Head of National Employment and HR team/Head of Bristol Office

Bristol, Manchester, Southampton, Taunton and London

Kevin Jones is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol National Employment & HR team specialising in large scale reorganisation and redundancy.

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Rod Lloyd-Jones photo, Partner Private Property & Agriculture

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Partner

Taunton

Rod Lloyd-Jones is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Property & Agriculture team specialising in rural property transactions.

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Ken MacLennan - Partner - Insolvency - Clarke Willmott Bristol

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Partner

Bristol, Cardiff and Taunton

Ken MacLennan is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Bristol Insolvency & Restructuring team and has a wide range of experience in corporate restructuring.

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David Maddock photo, Partner Private Capital

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Partner

Taunton

David Maddock is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Capital team specialising in Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning.

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Emma Pope photo, Partner Private Capital

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Partner

Taunton

Emma Pope is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton private client team specialising in high value estates and inheritance tax.

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Kat Quinton photo, Partner Business Recovery Unit

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Partner/Debt Recovery Team Systems Support Manager

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

Kat is a Chartered Legal Executive and Partner in the Debt Recovery team, leading the delivery of tailored collection systems for clients like insurers and utility companies.

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Philip Roberts photo, Senior Associate Business Recovery Unit

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Partner

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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Greg Saunders photo, Partner Commercial & Private Client Litigation

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Partner & Notary Public

Taunton

Greg Saunders is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Taunton Commercial & Private Client Litigation team with expertise in all areas of commercial litigation.

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Kate Saunders - Partner and Head of Home Sales - Clarke Willmott Taunton

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Partner and Head of Home Sales

Taunton

Kate Saunders is a Partner and Head of Clarke Willmott’s Home Sales team, based in Taunton, with a focus on optimising efficiencies and accuracy.

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Nicola Seager - Partner - Property Litigation - Clarke Willmott Taunton

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Partner

Taunton

Nicola Seager is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Property Litigation team specialising in dilapidations, rights of light, and party walls.

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Roger Seaton photo, Partner Commercial Property

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Partner

Taunton

Roger Seaton is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Banking & Finance team specialising in real estate finance.

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Simon Thomas photo, Partner Corporate

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Partner/Managing Director

Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Southampton and Taunton

Simon Thomas is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol Corporate team specialising in mergers & acquisitions, public/private equity fund raising.

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Stuart Thorne photo, Partner Private Capital

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Partner/Notary Public

Taunton

Stuart Thorne is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Client team specialising in lifetime tax planning and succession issues.

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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

Southampton, Taunton and Manchester

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

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Tim Walker photo, Partner Commercial Property

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Partner

Taunton

Tim Walker is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Commercial Property team specialising in Development.

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Caroline Waller photo, Partner Planning & the Environment

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Partner

Taunton

Caroline is a Partner in the Planning and Environmental team specialising in all aspects of Town and Country Planning and Highway law.

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Esther Woodford photo, Partner Commercial & Private Client Litigation

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Partner/Solicitor Advocate

Taunton

Esther Woolford is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton commercial and private client litigation team specialising in agriculture and property

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