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Partner and head of the property department

Vernon Clarke

Partner and Solicitor

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An Oxford graduate who trained with Tozers, Vernon qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and was made a partner at the age of 26. His role is to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Property Team.

He acts for country landowners, farmers, property developers, pension funds, charities and high net worth individuals. His recent projects include the sales, purchases and leases of country estates, historic houses, farms, woodlands, sporting rights, fishing lakes, holiday letting businesses, pubs, restaurants, retail and industrial units, vineyards, development land including options and promotion agreements, solar parks and wind turbines. He also provides succession planning for family businesses.

“I believe passionately in providing a client-focused service, delivered succinctly and in plain English for a reasonable price. I enjoy the challenges of designing and negotiating solutions for people with complex issues.”

Vernon is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, the Charity Law Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Country Land & Business Association.

He is also active in the conservation sector, currently serving as a trustee of Devon Wildlife Trust, is a past chairman of an Historic Buildings Trust and a serving founder trustee of a charity providing therapeutic learning and sheltered employment for disabled beneficiaries in a horticultural setting. Outside of work he enjoys country pursuits and is a keen sportsman.

Call: 01392 667672

"It's a pleasure to deal with a solicitor who deals promptly and efficiently with queries and I will certainly be in touch in the future in relation to our other properties interests."

Stephen Wilkes

Recent article


Posted 2 September 2019
by Vernon Clarke     

Feathering new nests for fledglings

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