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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.

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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

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

Roger Seaton photo, Partner Commercial Property

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

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Kirill Bingham photo, Partner Corporate & Commercial

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Kirill advises on all stages of the business cycle, including company incorporations and reorganisations, shareholders’ agreements, acquisitions and disposals, fund raisings and regulatory matters.

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Philip Brown, Commercial Property Solicitor, Taunton

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

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Tom Chiffers - Private Client Solicitor - Taunton

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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.

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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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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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Nick Francombe photo, Partner Commercial Property

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

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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 Hazeldine photo, Partner Private Property & Agriculture

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Paul specialises in non-contentious agricultural, commercial and residential property law and renewable energy.

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Rod Lloyd-Jones photo, Partner Private Property & Agriculture

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Rod Lloyd-Jones is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Private Property & Agriculture team specialising in non-contentious agricultural and residential property law.

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Ken MacLennan - Partner - Insolvency - Clarke Willmott Bristol

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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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Alastair MacLeod photo, Senior Associate Family

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Alastair advises individuals on all aspects of family law, including nuptial agreements, divorce, cohabitation disputes, financial settlements and children matters.

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David Maddock photo, Partner Private Capital

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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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Sarah Manley photo, Associate Commercial Property

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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.

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Emma Pope photo, Partner Private Capital

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

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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.

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Nicola Seager - Partner - Property Litigation - Clarke Willmott Taunton

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

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Paula Squire photo, Senior Associate Employment & HR

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Paula Squire is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Taunton Employment team specialising in disciplinary action and business sale agreements.

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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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Tim Walker photo, Partner Commercial Property

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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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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


Esther specialises in agricultural and property litigation, contentious Wills, trusts and probate and commercial disputes

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Adam Burrage - Commercial Property Solicitor - Clarke Willmott Taunton

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Adam facilitates residential and commercial development transactions by delivering premier client service through a user-friendly approach.

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