Kary Withers > Clarke Willmott LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Clarke Willmott LLP

Work Department

Property Litigation


Kary heads Clarke Willmott’s Social Housing team and is a Partner in our Property Litigation team dealing with a wide variety of property related disputes, both residential and commercial. 

Lawyer Rankings

South West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Clarke Willmott LLP is known for its focus on representing landowner clients in cases against telecoms operators. Practice head Kary Withers, who is adept at handling litigation, is praised for her ‘really deep knowledge of the sector, excellent tactical judgement and great way with clients’. The drafting and negotiation of lift and shift arrangements forms part of Beverley Pike‘s advisory portfolio. Sarah Mogford, previously at Lewis Silkin, joined the firm in February 2022 and excels in matters relating to the Electronic Communications Code.

South West > Real estate > Property litigation

Clarke Willmott LLP regularly handles household name property portfolio work, an array of landlord and tenant litigation, and development disputes. Additionally, the team’s expertise in site clearance is sought after by a number of major clients in the retail sector. Bristol-based practice head Graham McIntyre‘s varied case load includes restrictive covenant issues and easements. Nicola Seager has a strong focus on commercial landlord and tenant relationships, while her Taunton colleague Simon Freeman has extensive experience of property-related litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Other names to note include telecoms specialist Kary Withers, who is handling a growing number of code-related mediations, and Naomi Cunningham, noted for her expertise in residential development disputes.

South West > Real estate > Social housing

Clarke Willmott LLP is particularly well regarded for its property and development work, where the team advises at all steps of the development journey from site acquisition to sale and subsequent lease extensions of shared ownership units. The team is jointly led by Vicky Kells, who divides her time between Cardiff and Bristol; the Bristol-based trio of Kary Withers, Oliver Smedley and Neil Baker; and the Taunton-based Kate Saunders. Jade Lyus, a planning specialist, and Stephen Harper, who frequently advises on the property aspects of development projects, are also recommended.