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We pay tribute to Clarke Willmott Partner Neil Baker

Neil Baker photoAt Clarke Willmott LLP, we were devastated to learn that our friend and colleague Partner Neil Baker passed away on Monday 11th of March 2024.

Neil, who joined the firm in 1999, was widely respected and recognised as one of the country’s leading planning lawyers with a Tier 1 Ranking in Chambers and Hall of Fame recognition in Legal 500. He was also a much-loved and valued member of our firm, where he led our excellent Planning team.

As an active figure in the Bristol business community, he was particularly well-known in the property world, organising the SW Planning Dinner as well as for his involvement with Bristol Round Table and 41 Club.

Most importantly, Neil was a much-loved member of his family, husband to Sarah and proud father to James and Meggie (Megan). All our thoughts are first and foremost with them at this very difficult time.

Peter Swinburn, CEO at Clarke Willmott commented: “It has been a terribly difficult 24 hours for all of us at Clarke Willmott.

“Our immediate efforts are focussed on supporting Neil’s family and those colleagues who worked most closely with him. In due course we will be able to reflect on the huge contribution made by Neil to our firm and the broader community in Bristol and beyond.”

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