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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, property, planning, private client, debt recovery and corporate/commercial 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 and beyond.

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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 2547 | DX: 97175 Taunton Blackbrook

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Our Taunton partners

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Kirill Bingham

Partner

Taunton
Kirill leads corporate transactions in a practical, commercial manner to ensure that clients receive pragmatic advice and deals complete in a timely efficient manner.
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Tom Potts

Partner

Taunton
Tom advises at all stages of the business cycle, including company incorporations and reorganisations, shareholders’ agreements, acquisitions and disposals and fund-raisings.
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Tom Chiffers

Partner

Taunton
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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Priscilla Hall

Partner/Green Energy Sector Head/Head of London Office

London, Birmingham, Southampton and Taunton
Priscilla has approaching 30 years’ experience advising on high value and complex transactions for a broad range of clients. She is also on the firm’s management board and Sector Head of the firm’s Green Energy practice.
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Philip Whitcomb

Partner

Taunton
Philip is a private client partner who acts for a large number of farmers, landowners and high-net worth individuals. He has particular expertise in advising on succession planning and the structuring of farm businesses.
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Philip Roberts

Partner and Head of Debt Recovery

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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Naomi Cunningham

Partner

Taunton
Naomi is a partner in our Property Litigation team, and has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of commercial property disputes and advisory work within both the private and public sectors.
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Lindsay Felstead

Partner

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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Ken MacLennan

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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Kate Saunders

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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Caroline Mortimer

Partner

Taunton
Caroline Mortimer is a partner in the commercial property team. She has extensive experience in acting for housebuilders in all aspects of residential development, including strategic land acquisitions and joint venture arrangements.
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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.

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