Simon Thomas > Clarke Willmott LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Clarke Willmott LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial


Simon is a Partner and Managing Directo in the Corporate team specialising in a wide range of transactional matters (including mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity fund raisings and debt financings) as well as providing general company law advice to businesses and their stakeholders.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Buyers, sellers, investors and management teams regularly instruct the team at Clarke Willmott LLP. The team is developing a particularly strong reputation for mandates with a nexus to the financial services sector. The firm is also highly regarded in the technology sector. Simon Thomas heads up the national practice, while Ed Foulkes takes the lead in Manchester. In January 2022, senior associate Barry Riley joined from Weightmans LLP.

South West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Bristol

Clarke Willmott LLP‘s 3-partner practice is instructed on mid-market M&A deals across a range of sectors. The team has long-standing relationships with many of its clients, acting for them on a series of transactions; it is also notable for its work on cross-border deals. Simon Thomas leads the team, with Simon Smith handling much of the team’s cross-jurisdictional work. Robert Ridd is another name to note and advises on M&A transactions, investments and restructurings; he and Thomas are valued by clients for their ‘very clear, commercial and down to earth advice’.