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Focus on our private property and agriculture team at Clarke Willmott

Clarke Willmott’s team of private property and agricultural specialists possess extensive and well-rounded experience which enables them to provide informed legal advice on every aspect of rural and urban property transactions.

In this series, we’re showcasing the individuals who make up our talented team. We spoke to Taunton-based partner Mark Buckerfield and partner Samantha Grimwood, from our Bristol office, to find out more about the work they do, their relationship with clients and how you can get in touch about working with the team.

Can you provide a brief overview of private property and agriculture at Clarke Willmott?

The private property and agriculture team is led by partners Mark Buckerfield and Rod Lloyd-Jones, in Taunton, and Samantha Grimwood in either Taunton or Bristol, but serving clients across England and Wales. Other team members include Helen Lock, Kerry Eiserbeck, Grace Phillips, Rebecca Browne and James Knott.

Our team boasts vast experience, with most of our lawyers having accumulated over 10 years of practice since their qualification and some over 20.

Mark joined the firm in 2001. When asked about his perception of the team, he had this to say:

We are an established team of private client lawyers who deal with the buying and selling of residential and agricultural property. Our private property and agriculture team are fortunate to be able to work in a beautiful part of the world and are able to carry out interesting and high-quality work”.

What service can clients expect to receive when working with Clarke Willmott?

While the team is predominantly based in the Taunton and Bristol offices, it extends its private property and agricultural support services to clients nationwide. Clarke Willmott maintains a network of offices across the country, which also includes Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, and Southampton.

Clients can expect to receive a bespoke and tailored service which is focused on providing 1-1 client support.

 – Mark

Among our private clients, we often encounter enquiries that extend beyond private property matters. The advantage of collaborating with Clarke Willmott lies in our extensive team of legal experts who provide high-quality advice. There’s no need to seek assistance elsewhere; we offer comprehensive services across multiple disciplines. On a daily basis, our private property team work with our family, probate, tax and property litigation teams, to name just a few.

How would you describe the relationship you have with your clients?

Sam described the relationship she has with her clients as “a very personal relationship, we get to know our clients extremely well from the beginning, right to the end which is why we have such a high number of returning clients.

When you are instructing us, you are instructing a dedicated person. Although, there is a support team around our lawyers, clients will be provided with a bespoke service led by a specialist”.

What our clients say about us

Our valued clients have praised our property legal team for their exceptional service, efficiency, and knowledgeable assistance:

Mark and his team are excellent, great communications throughout the process both on a technical and human level. Clarke Willmott are a superb law firm with expertise across the board.

– Client, 2023

Excellent service, Rod went above and beyond for us.

– Client, 2021

Samantha Grimwood was always welcoming and guiding us through conveyancing, which was often complicated to ordinary members of the public. All our questions were answered, and answers explained to us clearly.

– Client, 2022

How can I get in touch with Clarke Willmott?

If you would like to find out more about how our private property and agriculture lawyers can support you, please contact one of our lawyers directly, call us on 0800 652 8205 or request a consultation.

Clarke Willmott has offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

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