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‘s ‘passionate and dedicated‘ IT and telecoms practice has developed a niche in representing landowners in cases against major telecoms companies concerning the placement of masts, leveraging significant expertise in telecoms law. The lawyers also advise on the commercial and contractual side of IT and communications. The group in Bristol is led by property litigator Kary Withers, who ‘has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the telecoms field‘ and is often supported by Beverley Pike.

South West > Real estate > Social housing

Clarke Willmott LLP acts for registered providers and is also active on significant frameworks, both regionally and nationally. The team works closely with its property and development and the commercial property groups as needed. It also handles property disputes for which Kary Withers is a key contact. Oliver Smedley offers expertise in development matters and Helen Wittram specialises in transactions. Practice heads Lindsay Felstead and Vicky Kells are based in Manchester and Cardiff respectively.

South West > Real estate > Property litigation

Clarke Willmott LLP is noted for its broad client base, which includes property investors, retailers, housing associations, telecoms, house builders and local authorities, among others. Under the lead of Chris Taylor, the group acts in lease renewals, forfeiture, dilapidations, and telecom disputes as well as in rights of light and party wall issues. Neil Ham ‘thinks of all the angles‘ and handles litigation as well as arbitration proceedings. Kary Withers is well versed in representing landowners against mast operators.

London > Real estate > Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Clarke Willmott LLP acts for registered providers on social housing matters concerning development, regeneration, construction, housing management and litigation. On the contentious side, the team provides ‘robust advice‘ on commercial lease issues, possession claims and fire safety matters. The ‘outstandingVicky Kells and Lindsay Felstead are the joint national social housing sector leads. ‘Stand out partnerKate Silverman leads the London social housing offering. Kary Withers is the head of litigation, while Oliver Smedley leads the social housing property and development team.