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Michael Ranson

Tel:
Work 020 7831 9222
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Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner in the private client property group. Undertakes a broad range of work for both the firm’s private and corporate clients with a focus on the acquisition, development and disposal of high value residential property. Has particular expertise in the law relating to leasehold enfranchisement and has acted as an expert witness in connection with enfranchisement matters.

Career

Trained Macfarlanes LLP; qualified 2004; partner 2012.

Education

University of Bristol (2000 LLB Law).


London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

At Macfarlanes LLP department head Tristan Ward and Michael Ranson  provide a ‘Rolls-Royce service in terms of their comprehensive advice to UHNW clients’. Clients range from international and British business people, pension funds and life assurers to traditional country estates. Highlights included advising Pilgrim’s Pride on its $1.3bn acquisition of Moy Park (a poultry business) from JBS, its Brazilian owners, which involved undertaking a due diligence exercise in relation to the company’s extensive UK agricultural land holdings and production facilities which were held both as freehold and leasehold land.

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  • Finding the 
right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‘in principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‘recorded in a suitably worded agreement'. 

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