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New Chairman Elected for Clarke Willmott

Jonathan Morton aJonathan Morton has been announced as the new Chairman at national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP.

A Partner in commercial property and head of the Birmingham office, Jonathan takes over from Tim Walker who has served two consecutive three-year terms in the role.

Under Tim’s Chairmanship the firm has seen office expansions in Manchester, London and Cardiff and a strong growth across the Partnership in terms of staff and partner numbers as well as turnover.

Jonathan, who was elected to the position by the firm’s other Partners, said: “Clarke Willmott has been extremely fortunate, during Tim's term of office, to have the benefit of his wise counsel, stamina, and quiet authority. I am honoured to have been elected by the partners to follow Tim as Chairman.

“Following the example of my predecessor, it is my intention to combine the role with client-facing duties, and in particular the maintenance and development of key client relationships.”

With an award-winning working culture, Clarke Willmott has seven regional offices and Jonathan will be working to maintain the culture and ethos of the firm while supporting the management board and equity partners in the running and development of the firm.

Outgoing Chairman Tim Walker, a Taunton-based Partner, said: “During the last six years Clarke Willmott has seen sustained growth and adaptation through times of change. We now have an excellent range of skills which enable us to deliver a wide range of services to our clients.

“The firm is well placed with a good balance sheet and good people to continue to grow in a sustainable manner in future years. This has been achieved through the hard work, commitment and good humour of everyone working in Clarke Willmott. I am honoured to have served as Chairman of the firm during this period and wish my successor the enjoyment I have had in the role.”

Jonathan Morton takes over from Tim Walker as Chairman on 1st May 2017.

Clarke Willmott CEO, Stephen Rosser, comments: “I have been privileged to work with Tim over the past six years and I and the board are very grateful to him for the contribution he has made to the firm’s successes. I congratulate Jonathan on his appointment and look forward to working with him on the next phase of the firm’s growth strategy.”

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with seven offices across the country, including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

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