Updates and Legal News

When is a Divorce Not a Divorce?

I was watching the recent ITV drama ‘Girlfriends’ when something struck a chord with me. We saw unhappy Gail receive her Decree Nisi from the court and rather tearfully exclaim ‘well, that’s it then’. Later, Gail’s friend Sue pointed out that she wasn’t actually...
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End of an Era for Clarkes Oakengates

Times move on and Clarkes Solicitors announce the closure of its Oakengates office on 16 March 2018 after some 45 years of trading in the town. For the better servicing of client affairs, the business of the Oakengates office and all the staff have transferred to...
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Do Something Amazing

We all start the New Year with good intentions which for most of us involves eating less, drinking less and moving more. The thought of that New Year resolution fills me with dread not optimism as I always feel that I am losing something I enjoy and it most definitely...
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Clarkes head out to inspire the next generation of Lawyers

On Friday 26 January Clarkes headed out to Adams Grammar School Careers Convention to speak to pupils about a future career in the Law. It was a fantastically well attended event with lots of intelligent questions and a range of advice given, from which subjects to...
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2018 Moving Forward

As we start a New Year, we look back over the past 12 months and what an eventful year it has been for the firm. Some changes you may already be aware of but just in case you have missed any part of it here is a brief round-up. We started the year with the launch of...
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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...

Clarkes sponsored boxing athlete wins eighth pro bout!

Tony Blaze Jones, managed by Kellie Maloney, upheld his unbeaten record by winning his eighth pro fight on 18th March.  Clarkes are proud sponsors of this Telford athlete and will continue to support the local sportsman as he rises. Tony now boasts seven wins and one...

Clarkes sponsors local unbeaten boxer

Clarkes is proud to sponsor Tony “Blaze” Jones as he goes in to his 8th professional fight.  Of his seven professional fights so far Tony has had a very impressive six wins and one draw.  We are very pleased to be able to support a local athlete as he aims...

Welcome to our new website!

Clarkes is excited to welcome you to our new website. We’ll be keeping you updated on news from the legal world plus information on what is happening here at Clarkes.

New Year Team Meeting

Almost a full team was present (and for a team of conscientious lawyers who don’t like to leave their client files this is rare) for the New Year Caseworker meeting this January.

Merry Christmas Jumper Day! www.christmasjumperday.org

Staff at Clarkes fully embraced national Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children this year by attending on 16th December in a variety of festive knits. A wide array of winter woollies were on show and even a tinselly tie or two. This was an impressive display...

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