Karl Brown Commercial Property Solicitor Clarke Willmott Bristol

Karl Brown

Senior Associate – Commercial Property, Clarke Willmott Solicitors, Bristol

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Karl is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Property team specialising in the acquisition and disposal of development land.

Karl’s expertise includes working with national house builder companies including David Wilson Homes, Barratt Homes and Crest.

Karl joined Clarke Willmott LLP in 2005 after working at Stokes Partners LLP. He is a past president of a Bristol business group called the Bristol Junior Chamber.


  • Purchase of residential development land. Acting for a house builder in drafting a contract, transfer deed, early access licence and a complicated overage deed and dealing with exchange and completion.
  • Affordable housing sale. Acting for a house builder in exchanging and completing an unconditional Land and Golden Brick Agreement and exchanging a conditional Land and Golden Brick Agreement with the same housing association, within three weeks of being instructed.
  • Highways. Acting for a land owner client on the different powers of adoption which a local authority has to adopt a road or footpath. The advice provided by Karl included a summary of the discretionary power of a local highways authority to get a road/footpath adopted under section 228 of the Highways Act 1980.
  • Consortium Sites. Acting for a house builder in dealing with documentation regulating rights and responsibilities for infrastructure costs and partitioning of land between it and two other house builders on a large development site.
Service areas
  • Commercial Property
    Commercial Property
  • House Builder
    House Builder