Updates and Legal News

Have you got everything you need for a summer holiday planned with your children – passport, suitcase, parent consent form?

Now we are finally allowed to leave the country again, the airports are full of people trying to get away and spend some time in the sun. If you are planning to take your children abroad during the summer holidays, do you need to obtain the other parent’s consent? If...
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Divorced online? Don’t forget your Financial Order!

The 6 April 2022 saw the biggest shake up in divorce law for 50 years with the introduction of the new ‘no-fault’ divorce. Previously, couples had to establish one of 5 facts to prove that they were entitled to a divorce. The new system sees a much simpler process...
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Laura Tarbuck is welcomed back to the firm

Laura has returned to the firm after the birth of her second child. Laura is a Solicitor and Associate in the Family Department with 11 years of experience specialising in separation, including cohabitation disputes, divorce and financial matters  and private children...
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PRESS RELEASE

Clarkes Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of new Associates to the firm. Luke Townsend (Conveyancing Solicitor), Sarah Sharpe (Wills and Probate Solicitor) and Luke Taylor (Litigation Solicitor), are the latest to be promoted to Associate level within...
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To follow or not to follow?

So what am I talking about? To follow what? I am talking about the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines which can be found here:- https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/magistrates-court/item/speeding-revised-2017/ These guidelines specifically refer...
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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....

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...

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.

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