Philip Brown

Philip Brown

Partner - Commercial Property, Clarke Willmott Solicitors, Taunton

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Philip Brown is a Partner in the Commercial Property team and undertakes a wide range of commercial property work with a particular emphasis on commercial and residential development and the securing of development and project finance.

Philip regularly acts on behalf of national, regional and local developers in respect of strategic acquisition and development projects and for landowners who are disposing of land for development.   Philip also acts for banks, building societies and alternative lenders in relation to secured lending for development projects.

Philip was recommended in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500 in the field of Real Estate and was ranked in the 2015 edition of Chambers and Partners as an “Associate to watch” and commended in the Banking and Finance sector, being described as “ultra-efficient and approachable” and “thorough and flexible”.

Philip joined Clarke Willmott in January 2012 after studying at the universities of Essex, Westminster and Bristol, and the College of Law, and having previously worked at two well regarded regional firms of solicitors.


  • Strategic acquisition and disposal. Acting for both national, regional and local developers and promoters in respect of the strategic acquisition of residential and commercial development land including drafting and negotiating options, conditional agreements for sale and purchase and collaboration and promotion agreements.  Philip also acts for landowners in respect of similar matters.
  • Development. Acting for both national and regional developers in relation to their acquisition of significant development sites for the undertaking of residential, commercial and mixed use development and the drafting and negotiation of ancillary documentation including in respect of overage, easements and infrastructure.
  • Secured lending. Acting for banks, building societies and alternative finance providers in respect of both acquisition and development funding.
Service areas
  • Banking & finance
    Banking & finance
  • Commercial property
    Commercial property