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Top rankings for Clarke Willmott’s Taunton office in Chambers and Partners Guide 2023

Law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been recognised in the latest Chambers and Partners Guide which ranks the UK’s top lawyers and organisations. 

Clarke Willmott’s South West offices, based in Bristol and Taunton, did particularly well and received Band 1 rankings for six of their specialist practice areas; family and matrimonial (Bristol), personal injury, agriculture and rural affairs, professional negligence and social housing, with particular congratulations going to its crime and regulatory team for being ranked for the first time and as Band 1.

The regional offices have also been ranked in 11 further specialist practice areas.

In the individual ratings for the Taunton office, private property and agriculture partner Mark Buckerfield, clinical negligence partner Chris Thorne, personal injury partner Lee Hart, planning partner Caroline Waller and commercial property partner Timothy Walker, all retained their Band 1 ranking.

Newly ranked as ‘associate to watch’ is personal injury senior associate, James Edmondson.

Phil Brown (pictured), head of Clarke Willmott’s Taunton office, said: “We are delighted with our top rankings in the guide, which recognise leading firms and legal advisers.

“It was great to see that we continue to be recognised as a top level firm for both our specialist practice areas and individual lawyers. It is an indication of the quality of our work and the services we provide.

“The recognition reflects the time we invest in developing relationships with our clients, our high level of service and our great people.” 

Chambers and Partners ranks law firms and lawyers based on the research of 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients by conducting in-depth telephone interviews.

Rankings are assessed on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and ‘other qualities most valued by the client.

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with seven offices across the country in Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester and Taunton. 

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