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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Thomas Moran

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Private wealth, real estate and construction; private client, private property, real estate.


Tom is part of the private property group in the firm. The group acts for UK and foreign clients in relation to the acquisition or disposal of residential and agricultural property, landlord and tenant matters, including leasehold enfranchisement, lease extensions, mortgages and finance. He works very closely with the onshore and international tax teams in particular, and his overriding aim is to provide a joined up integrated service to the private client. Experience: acted on the sale of prestigious, £60m London house on a very tight timetable; acted on the purchase of an exclusive newly built leasehold apartment in central London worth more than £60m; acted on the purchase of a portfolio of freehold farms for more than £10m; advised in relation to a complex scheme of surrenders of Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies and grant of farm business tenancies to maximise IHT relief for the client.

London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP  has a large team that advises clients across its three UK offices on all aspects of agricultural and rural estates matters. It often advises on the terms of old trusts (including Settled Land Act settlements) where the trustees own farmland and rural estates. The ‘exceptional and reassuringBart Peerless  heads the private client division and adopts a ‘pragmatic approach to solving problems’. Christopher Page  heads the rural business and landed estate sector. The team is recommended for its work in succession planning both in terms of tax mitigation and at ensuring that estates pass down the generations as intended. The department also works closely with the firm’s trust litigation team. Thomas Moran  regularly acts for UK and foreign clients on the acquisition and disposal of agricultural property and James Bradford is recommended for his advice on various matters such as tax and succession issues that affect rural estates. Christian Massey  has considerable experience of handling a wide range of issues for landed estates. He is also well regarded for his work on agricultural and country house property transactions.

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London: Real estate

Residential property

Within: Leading individuals

Thomas Moran - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Residential property

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP provides ‘a very safe pair of hands’ and places core focus on high-value transactions for international clients from Russia and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Partner Sakhjit Randhawa recently handled 32 purchases of luxury apartments at a Westminister by Ronson Capital Partners totaling £168,000,000. Ian Cooke heads the team and a further highlight saw him act for a Turkish billionaire in purchasing a pied-à-terre luxury apartment for £10,900,000. Cooke predominantly acts international private clients and also advises Central London residential property development companies including British Land Plc. Thomas Moran is ‘fiendishly bright’ and ‘knows his subject back to front’. He acts for UK and foreign clients on the acquisition and disposal of residential and agricultural property and specialises on high-value, complex transactions with cross-border elements.

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