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Blake Morgan LLP

NEW KINGS COURT, TOLLGATE, CHANDLER'S FORD, EASTLEIGH, SO53 3LG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 023 8090 8090
Fax:
Fax 0844 620 3401
DX:
155850 EASTLEIGH 7
Email:
Web:
www.blakemorgan.co.uk

Oliver Sowton

Tel:
Work 023 8085 7111
Email:
Blake Morgan LLP

Work Department

Real estate, agriculture and rural affairs team.

Position

Head of the corporate occupier and the real estate asset management teams. Specialises in retail and leisure sectors and a wide range of types of real estate assets, including office, retail, business and trading estates and marinas. Experience in a wide range of landlord and tenant matters, and investment property acquisition and disposal. His past experience in dealing with farms and landed estates provides an edge when dealing with the more esoteric areas of property law, for example riparian issues and rights of way.

Career

Trained White & Bowker; qualified 1998; partner Blake Lapthorn 2005; trainee principal 2007-11.

Member

Agricultural Law Association; UK Environmental Law Association.

Education

Kings College, London (BSc Hons Human Environmental Sciences, 2(2)); Sussex University (CPE); De Montfort University (LPC commendation).

Leisure

Fly fishing, skiing, water skiing, sailing, watching sport – particularly rugby.


South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Blake Morgan LLP’s client base for agriculture and estate work includes families with landed estates, landowners, farmers, agricultural businesses, as well as a number of trusts, partnerships, corporate bodies, registered charities and institutions involved in the rural sector. The team specialises in succession planning, land ownership advice, planning, agricultural tenancies, taxation, financing and diversification. Oliver Sowton heads the practice. Senior associate Caroline Lindon-Morris is another name to note.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Hampshire

Within: Commercial property: Hampshire

Blake Morgan LLP's property group encompasses a new homes sales team, which is devoted to major development projects. Elsewhere, the firm has an excellent record of assisting household retailers with store roll-out and distribution centre programmes. On the financing side, it has recently seen a stream of new mandates from operators and lenders providing finance to the healthcare property and retirement living sectors. Group head Sean Palka regularly works with clients in the charity sector. Oliver Sowton's practice is focused primarily on the retail and leisure sectors.

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