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 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 and then again in 2019, 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 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
Kirill advises on all stages of the business cycle, including company incorporations and reorganisations, shareholders’ agreements, acquisitions and disposals, fund raisings and regulatory matters.View profile for Kirill Bingham >
Philip Brown is a Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Commercial Property team with particular experience in commercial and residential development.View profile for Philip Brown >
Mark Buckerfield is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Taunton Private Property & Agriculture team specialising in agricultural landlord/tenant mattersView profile for Mark Buckerfield >
Tom is a Partner in Clarke Willmott's Taunton Private Capital team, specialising in inheritance tax and succession planning for private individuals, farmers and other business owners.View profile for Tom Chiffers >
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 for Roy Crozier >
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.View profile for Lindsay Felstead >
Nick Francombe is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Commercial Property team specialising in property disposals/acquisitions.View profile for Nick Francombe >
Partner/Head of Technology
Susan is a Partner in Clarke Willmott's Manchester Intellectual Property team specialising in Intellectual Property and Information and Communications Technology.View profile for Susan Hall >
Partner/Head of Renewable Energy Sector/Head of London Office
Priscilla is the Head of Clarke Willmott’s London office and leads the firm’s national Construction and Energy & Natural Resources teams.View profile for Priscilla Hall >
Philippa is a Partner in the Financial Services Litigation team specialising in investment product mis-selling claims and negligent investment advice.View profile for Philippa Hann >
Paul specialises in non-contentious agricultural, commercial and residential property law and renewable energy.View profile for Paul Hazeldine >
Rod Lloyd-Jones is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Property & Agriculture team specialising in non-contentious agricultural and residential property law.View profile for Rod Lloyd-Jones >
Ken MacLennan is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Bristol Insolvency & Restructuring team and has a wide range of experience in corporate restructuring.View profile for Ken MacLennan >
Alastair advises individuals on all aspects of family law, including nuptial agreements, divorce, cohabitation disputes, financial settlements and children matters.View profile for Alastair MacLeod >
David Maddock is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Capital team specialising in Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning.View profile for David Maddock >
Sarah quickly cuts through the details to identify her real estate clients’ key strategic objectives, and retains that focus whilst driving property transactions to fruition.View profile for Sarah Manley >
Emma Pope is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton private client team specialising in high value estates and inheritance tax.View profile for Emma Pope (née Wiscombe) >
Phil is a Chartered Legal Executive and Partner in Clarke Willmott's Debt Recovery team specialising in defended debt recovery litigation and insolvency actions.View profile for Philip Roberts >
Partner and Head of Home Sales
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.View profile for Kate Saunders >
Nicola Seager is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Property Litigation team specialising in dilapidations, rights of light, and party walls.View profile for Nicola Seager >
Roger Seaton is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Banking & Finance team specialising in real estate finance.View profile for Roger Seaton >
Paula Squire is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Employment team specialising in disciplinary action and business sale agreements.View profile for Paula Squire >
Partner/Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence/Head of Taunton Office
Chris Thorne is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team specialising in medical negligence claims.View profile for Chris Thorne >
Tim Walker is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Commercial Property team specialising in Development.View profile for Tim Walker >
Caroline is a Partner in the Planning and Environmental team specialising in all aspects of Town and Country Planning and Highway law.View profile for Caroline Waller >
Partner & Solicitor Advocate
Esther specialises in agricultural and property litigation, contentious Wills, trusts and probate and commercial disputesView profile for Esther Woolford >
Adam facilitates residential and commercial development transactions by delivering premier client service through a user-friendly approach.View profile for Adam Burrage >