Solicitor retires after 40 years

Solicitor Clive Westlake retires.

Solicitor Clive Westlake retires. - Credit: Archant

A solicitor is retiring from a Nailsea firm after 40 years of working in the town.

Clive Westlake, who has lived in Nailsea since he was seven and attended Nailsea School, opened his first practice in the town in 1979.

His practice, Westlakes Solicitors, merged with Wards Solicitors in May 2011.

He said: “My friends joke that in 40 years I’ve only moved 500 yards down the road. But in that time, I’ve met so many people and really got to know local families advising first the parents, then their children and now their grandchildren.”

Clive is retiring at the end of the month but says his clients will be left in ‘excellent hands’.