We act for businesses, banks and for private clients across the UK, but its our market focus that makes us who we are: an openly ambitious and unashamedly client-facing law firm. If you were to ask whats different about us wed say its to do with the way that we think as a firm.
Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with 400 lawyers and support staff (including over 70 partners) working from offices in Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. The firm was established in the South West in 1888 and we are proud of our strong heritage.
Recognising that our clients prefer working with lawyers who understand the climate in which they operate and how their business actually works day-to-day, we decided a number of years ago, to adopt a sector-led approach. The success of such a strategy can be evidenced by our reputation in a number of key industry areas. These include our 100-strong Real Estate and Construction group, nationally-renowned 40-strong Social Housing group, and specialist Retail group – as well as leading teams advising on Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Sport and Private Client.
Understanding the importance of providing commercial advice, in 2012 we launched the Clarke Willmott School of Management, designed to develop the business skills of our lawyers. We have Investors in People accreditation in recognition of our training and development programmes and, as a signatory to The Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter, are firmly committed to a framework for positive action across all strands of diversity.
We are focussed on client service – we invest time in developing strong relationships with our clients in order to add value and achieve positive results. We have been awarded The Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark in recognition of our compliance and client care standards.
Working closely with the local communities in which we operate is important to Clarke Willmott LLP. Our active Corporate Social Responsibility policy encourages our staff to give something back through volunteering, fundraising and pro-bono work. As a member of the Legal Sector Alliance, we are also strongly committed to reducing our carbon footprint through investing in greener ways to do business.
Areas of law:
Agency and Distributorship
Banking and Finance
Business and Industry
Credit and Mortgage
Debtor and Creditor
Environmental and Natural Resources
Food and Beverages Law
Health Care and Social
Industrial and Manufacturing
Mergers and Acquisitions
Science and Technology