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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 team handles the full gamut of agricultural law issues for national and local clients including families with landed estates, landowners, farmers, agricultural businesses and a variety of trusts, partnerships, corporate bodies and institutions involved in the rural sector. Areas of expertise include tax and trust advice; strategic planning and restructuring; advice relating to renewable energy projects; assisting with employment issues including contract farming agreements and farm business tenancies; rural land issues, including equine property; and advising farmers and rural landowners on development issues. Oliver Sowton heads the practice, which includes Caroline Lindon-Morris.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Hampshire

Within: Commercial property: Hampshire

Blake Morgan LLP acts for house builders and asset managers and acts for an impressive number of clients in the retail, public and charities sectors. Regional regeneration programmes, landlord and tenant issues, and property finance are other areas of expertise. The team is acting for Metro Bank on a range of freehold and leasehold acquisitions and counts Berkeley Homes, Bellway Homes, Costa Coffee and Premier Inns among its clients. Sean Palka leads the team; Chris Dolan focuses on residential developments; and Oliver Sowton's expertise spans commercial developments and landlord and tenant matters, particularly in the retail and leisure sectors. Dan Curtis and Alan Harlow are other key practitioners. John Russell and Andy Peck have retired.

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