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Clark Holt


  • Hardwick House
  • Swindon
  • UK
  • SN1 3LJ

Corporate/M&A - Swindon and surrounds

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyer
- Office location ranked: Swindon

What the team is known for Offers representation in M&A and corporate transactions of all sizes. Experience extends beyond the Thames Valley region with a number of recent mandates involving international elements.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A local firm that can provide a City level of service." 

"Very strong, very experienced." 

Work highlights Advised SIAHAF Management on the acquisition of an eight-acre estate in Queensway, London, in a regeneration project worth £500 million.

Assisted MTLS Ventures with a £1.7 million fundraising, which included the acquisition of a minority share in Parsons Bakery.

Notable practitioners 

Richard Clark is the firm's head of corporate and respected for his many years of experience. He advised the shareholders of cloud security company SaasID on its sale to Intermedia.net.

Jeff Jenkins counsels on corporate and financing transactions, through which he has earned a reputation as "a very strong and tenacious corporate lawyer." He represented SIAHAF in a substantial acquisition and regeneration project in Queensway.

Philip Humphreys acted for the shareholders of Seychell Engineering and Fabrication in the sale of the company. One client describes him as "very good at dealing with problems" and "very pragmatic." 

Significant clients Lorica Consulting, DMN, Blue Max Banner, The Foundry, Gurr Johns.

Information Technology - Thames Valley

Basic facts about the department
- Office locations ranked: Swindon

What the team is known for Contentious and non-contentious IT practice with experience in cloud computing, data and software development projects. Noted for its expertise in software development, film and new media.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very efficient in what they do and understand what you want to have done."

"We use them as a sounding board. They offer pragmatic advice and I've found them to very cost-effective."

Work highlights Advised The Foundry Visionmongers on software licensing for the US market.

Assisted Kallidus with software licences and software as a service (SaaS) contracts.

Notable practitioners 

Martin Bazen regularly advises on software licensing matters. Sources describe him as "swift to react, commercially minded and outcome-driven."

Head of department Jeremy Holt has over 30 years of experience in IT. Clients regard him as "straightforward and open. You ask him a question and get a straight answer back every time. "

Significant clients The Association of Optometrists, Pirum Systems, Mindtools, Shopatron, Leading Resolutions.

Real Estate - Swindon and surrounds

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Swindon

What the team is known for Top-ranked niche firm in the Swindon area which covers a wide range of commercial property matters, demonstrating particular expertise in property-related finance and investment transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are knowledgeable, efficient, good value for money and easy to work with."

Work highlights Advised SIAHAF Management on the £500 million assembly and acquisition of an 8-acre private estate as part of Project Queensway.

Acted for Deutsche Bank on the £33 million refinancing of a residential property loan.

Notable practitioners  

Jonathan Ashbridge brings his banking and finance experience to the real estate team, focusing on development and acquisition finance and property investments. He specialises in acquisitions and disposals for corporate clients.

The "excellent" head of department, Alasdair Kirkpatrick, specialises in commercial property development and investment transactions. He advised Hallam Land Management on the £2.5 million sale of land in Derbyshire for residential development.

Significant clients Foundry Visionmongers, Lorica Consulting, Sameer Group, Quod Planning Services.