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Clarke Willmott LLP

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Kary Withers

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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. 

London: Real estate

Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Within: Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Clarke Willmott LLP's sizeable team is spread across its seven offices nationwide, and comprises of lawyers with deep sector experience. Hannah Langford has previously worked as a property and contracts lawyer at Clarion Housing Group, while associate Muzammel Mian was formerly with the Metropolitan Housing Trust. Housing management and property development are particularly notable areas of strength, but the firm's work also covers corporate, governance, tax, regulatory, employment and human resources, property litigation, and banking and securitisation, among other disciplines. Illustrative of its presence in the market, the firm acts for more than 100 registered providers. In 2018, Lindsay Felstead was the lead adviser to Lewisham Homes on an ex parte application for an injunction to exclude a vulnerable tenant from a property where he had allowed unlawful occupiers to gain entry. On the non-contentious side, Vicky Kells and associate James Young assisted Bromford Housing Association Limited with title due diligence and charging of properties as part of a £300m bond issue. Kary Withers is the overall head of the social housing team, which also includes Oliver Smedley and Stuart Wilson.

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South West: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

The ‚Äėefficient and dependable‚Äô social housing team at Clarke Willmott LLP¬†acts for a growing number of registered providers and housing associations. Working with the firm‚Äôs other offices nationwide, the team in the South West provides full service support to regional and national clients.¬†It has excellent credentials in all aspects of commercial property and development work, which includes land acquisitions and disposals, construction, development and housing management. A separate commercial property team assists clients with managing their property portfolios, while a property litigation group handles¬†contentious work in connection with leasehold issues and development disputes. Elsewhere, a partner-led corporate team undertakes a wide range of transactions for social housing clients, and also provides advice on governance and regulatory issues.¬†Kary Withers¬†is the overall head of the practice, with other key figures including¬†Oliver Smedley,¬†Helen Wittram,¬†Anna-Liisa Blanks-Walden¬†and¬†Kate Saunders.

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South West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Clarke Willmott LLP has an excellent reputation acting for landowners in disputes with telecoms operators; practice head Kary Withers has a first-rate reputation in this space. In addition, having played a significant role in the government's consultation on the new Electronics Communications Code (which came into force in 2017), the firm has handled litigation connected with the new legislation. Also notable is that the group works closely with the commercial practice to assist IT clients with contractual matters.

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