Updates and Legal News

Clarkes welcomes Elizabeth McEvilly to its Private Client team

We are delighted to announce the good news for Clarkes’ clients that Elizabeth McEvilly, a private client specialist who is well-known in and around Newport, is joining the Clarkes team.  Elizabeth specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Trust...
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Shropshire’s Biggest Coffee Morning with MacMillan Cancer Support

Clarkes Solicitors did their bit to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.  Staff in Newport, Telford, Wellington and Shrewsbury baked up a feast and dressed down in order to contribute to this very worthy...
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Do something amazing today by making a will with the Severn Hospice

FROM OUR PARTNERS, SEVERN HOSPICE: You can make a will and help us make a difference today. Making a will is the best way to ensure your loved ones receive the gifts you want them to. And if you use either of our partner solicitors you can help us today. They are...
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Newport office helps the town become dementia friendly

Our Newport office has become one of the many businesses in the town to join the campaign to become the country’s first dementia friendly town.  Resident Solicitors Luke Townsend and Rachel Davenport both took their Dementia Friends training last year and are...
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Clarkes Solicitors battle it out and cook up a storm at the Newport Food Frenzy

Our two intrepid teams, one representing our Newport office and another representing our other offices, put their competitive heads on to battle against each other at the Newport Food Frenzy on Saturday. Now in its second year, thousands came to taste the myriad...
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Newport office helps the town become dementia friendly

Our Newport office has become one of the many businesses in the town to join the campaign to become the country’s first dementia friendly town.  Resident Solicitors Luke Townsend and Rachel Davenport both took their Dementia Friends training last year and are...

It must get done by … shh … you know when!

Time rolls around so quickly and by the time you read this the Davenport clan will be back in the swing of things after the summer break, boys back in school, rugby and football seasons under way and X Factor on television marking the countdown to the end of the year....

Police Bail – Changes in the Law

If you have been arrested by the police in the past you are likely to be aware that the police had powers to impose stringent bail conditions once you were released, pending an investigation into the alleged crime. Many suspects were put on bail with onerous...

The Clarkes bag travels… competition time…!

We loved seeing the Clarkes bags pop up in unusual places and with interesting people at Merefest (obviously not placed there by us!) and we’d like to see them photographed all over Shropshire, and beyond!  Please send us your photo of your Clarkes bag in an...

Clarkes sponsoring the Media Zone of Merefest 2017

The Clarkes team were out in force for a wonderful day on Saturday at Merefest 2017. For the second year, Clarkes sponsored the Media Zone with MediaActive (http://www.mediaactive.org/) and enjoyed meeting the public at this fun and worthwhile event, supporting the...

Children Applications Are On The Rise

The summer holidays are clearly placing a strain on families this year as private applications relating to children increase by nearly 12%. It is a common situation – the children want entertaining for 6 weeks and you’re struggling with full time work and...

A warm welcome for Laura Tarbuck

The family department have expanded their team and the Members are pleased to announce the recruitment of Associate Solicitor, Laura Tarbuck. Laura joins the family department from a West Midlands based law firm and will be based at the office in Landau Court,...

Geoffrey Milne Solicitor

The Members are pleased to announce that on 1 August they acquired the practice of Geoffrey Milne Solicitor.  Geoffrey Milne is a Solicitor who has practiced in Wellington and Albrighton for over 35 years.  Geoffrey specialises in Conveyancing and Private Client...

Bringing Will Legislation to the Present Day

Earlier this month the Law Commission announced its plans to conduct a review of the Wills Act 1837, the current legislation that governs the making of an individual’s will within England and Wales. The Commission has recognised the vast changes to our society in the...

I’ve said it before but this time I mean it!

Well, this article is being written quite literally in the middle of a house move. It’s all change ahead for the Davenport clan as we finally move into our Newport home. It’s funny what you learn with each house move, friends you pick up along the way, suppliers we...

Rachel Davenport becomes our newest Member

We are delighted to announce that Rachel Davenport changes her position at Clarkes to become its newest Member this month.  Rachel joined Clarkes over four years and was integral to the development of the Shrewsbury office, utilising her abundant energy and enthusiasm...