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Partner and Solicitor

Vernon Clarke

“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 involved in complex transactions.”

Vernon works with a wide range of clients including country landowners, farmers, property developers, pension funds and charities. He acts regularly in sales, purchases and leases of high value London properties, historic houses and large rural estates. He also has a wealth of experience in a range of other property matters such as development land deals, holiday letting businesses, solar parks, buy-to-let portfolios, woodlands, fisheries and sporting rights.

An Oxford graduate who trained with Tozers, Vernon qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and has been a partner since 1989. He is highly responsive and aims to provide clients with a fast, friendly and efficient service. His role internally is to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Property Team.

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 active in the voluntary sector, having served for many years as a trustee of Devon Wildlife Trust, and of a charity providing therapeutic learning and sheltered employment for people with disabilities. He is a past Chair of Exeter Historic Buildings Trust and has been appointed recently as a trustee of a North Devon almshouse charity. He also serves as a school governor. Outside of work he enjoys country pursuits and is a keen sportsman.


Your Thoughts


“I would highly recommend Tozers, we have used the company for many years. Vernon is excellent to work with, he performs well under pressure and adheres to tight time lines to ensure our needs are met. The team are always professional, friendly and easy to deal with.”