Our solicitors in Taunton
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 180 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.
How to find our Taunton office
Address: Blackbrook Gate, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PG
Telephone: 0182 323 0100 | Fax: 0345 209 2004 | DX: 97175 Taunton Blackbrook
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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 2016.
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 2017.
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 2016/18 are Teenage Cancer Trust and Reminiscence Learning 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 2017 race and the team we entered won the ‘Best Fancy Dress’ trophy for the second year in a row. 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
Martin Askew is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol Restructuring & Insolvency team specialising in insolvency and off shore trust entities.View profile >
Kirill Bingham is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Corporate team specialising in business disposals and acquisitions.View profile >
Philip Brown is a Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Commercial Property team with particular experience in commercial and residential development.View profile >
Mark Buckerfield is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Taunton Private Property & Agriculture team specialising in agricultural landlord/tenant mattersView profile >
Partner/Head of Intellectual Property
Roy Crozier is a partner and Head of Clarke Willmott solicitors' Intellectual Property team specialising in both contentious and non-contentious IP law.View profile >
Daniel Eames is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Family team specialising in cases involving an international aspect.View profile >
Nick Francombe is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Commercial Property team specialising in property disposals/acquisitions.View profile >
Partner/Head of Taunton Office
Kate Gardner is a Partner in the HR and Employment Team and Head of the Taunton office.View profile >
Partner/Head of Technology/Head of Franchising
Susan Hall is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Manchester Intellectual Property team specialising in information & communications technology.View profile >
Partner/Head of Renewable Energy Sector/Head of London Office
Priscilla Hall is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' London Construction team specialising in renewable energy - wind, biogas, waste and solar.View profile >
Philippa Hann is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol Financial Services Litigation team specialising in investment product misselling claims.View profile >
Partner/Head of Serious Injury Team
Lee Hart is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Personal Injury team specialising in catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims.View profile >
Partner & Solicitor Advocate/Head of Agriculture Sector Team
Tim Hayden is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Commercial & Private Client Litigation team specialising in Regulatory Litigation.View profile >
Paul Hazeldine is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Taunton private property and agriculture team specialising in agricultural and rural property law.View profile >
Alex Jakubowski is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol Commercial Litigation team specialising in commercial disputes.View profile >
Partner & Head of National Employment and HR team/Head of Bristol Office
Kevin Jones is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol National Employment & HR team specialising in large scale reorganisation and redundancy.View profile >
Rod Lloyd-Jones is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Property & Agriculture team specialising in rural property transactions.View profile >
David Maddock is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Capital team specialising in Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning.View profile >
Emma Pope is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Client team specialising in high value estates and inheritance taxView profile >
Partner/Debt recovery team systems support manager
Kat is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' debt recovery team. She leads the design and delivery of tailored collection systems for clients.View profile >
Phil is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Debt Recovery team specialising in defended debt recovery litigation and insolvency actions.View profile >
Partner & Notary Public
Greg Saunders is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Taunton Commercial & Private Client Litigation team with expertise in all areas of commercial litigation.View profile >
Nicola Seager is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Property Litigation team specialising in dilapidations, rights of light, and party walls.View profile >
Roger Seaton is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Banking & Finance team specialising in real estate finance.View profile >
Simon Thomas is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol Corporate team specialising in mergers & acquisitions, public/private equity fund raising.View profile >
Stuart Thorne is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Client team specialising in lifetime tax planning and succession issues.View profile >
Partner & Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
Chris Thorne is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Southampton Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team specialising in medical negligence claims.View profile >
Tim Walker is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Commercial Property team specialising in Development.View profile >
Caroline is a Partner in the Planning and Environmental team specialising in all aspects of Town and Country Planning and Highway law.View profile >
Esther Woolford is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton commercial and private client litigation team specialising in agriculture and propertyView profile >