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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 2004 | DX: 97175 Taunton Blackbrook

Our Taunton partners

Kirill Bnigham

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Kirill Bingham



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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Kirill Bnigham

Kirill Bingham email Kirill Binghamemail Kirill Bingham



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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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

Roy Crozier email Roy Crozieremail Roy Crozier

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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Naomi Cunningham - Property Litigation Solicitor - Taunton

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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 photo, Partner Property Litigation

Lindsay Felstead email Lindsay Felsteademail Lindsay Felstead


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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Priscilla Hall photo, Partner Construction

Priscilla Hall email Priscilla Hallemail 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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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

Paul Hazeldine email Paul Hazeldineemail Paul Hazeldine



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

Rod Lloyd-Jones email Rod Lloyd-Jonesemail Rod Lloyd-Jones



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

Ken MacLennan email Ken MacLennanemail Ken MacLennan


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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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 specialises in commercial landlord and tenant work, investment property management, funding and estate management work for utility undertakers.

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Caroline Mortimer - Commercial Property Solicitor - Taunton

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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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Emma Pope photo, Partner Private Capital

Emma Pope (née Wiscombe) email Emma Pope (née Wiscombe)email Emma Pope (née Wiscombe)



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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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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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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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

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

Esther Woolford email Esther Woolfordemail Esther Woolford

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 - 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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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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