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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

5 FLEET PLACE, LONDON, EC4M 7RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7203 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7203 0200
DX:
19 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com
Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Christopher Page

Tel:
Work 020 7203 5000
Email:
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Senior partner; charities and not-for-profit, private wealth; private client.

Position

Christopher is a private client lawyer who specialises in tax and estate succession planning and management, particularly for owners of landed estates, large farms and other rural businesses. His team acts for over 50 substantial landed estates throughout England and Wales. The team's land-owning clients include individuals, charities, companies and trustees. Complex tax and trust matters arising from many different and sophisticated ownership and occupation structures form the backbone of his practice. Christopher is well known for his 'quietly spoken but authoritative demeanour' and 'plain speaking, effective' approach. After leading the Cheltenham office and private client team for many years, Christopher was elected as senior partner in 2013, and is now senior partner of Charles Russell Speechlys and chairs its partnership council.

Member

Country Landowners and Business Association; Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners; Agricultural law Association; Historic Houses Association.


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 ‚Äėexceptional and reassuring‚Äô Bart Peerless¬† heads the private client division and adopts a ‚Äėpragmatic approach to solving problems‚Äô. 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‚Äôs 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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South West: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Christopher Page - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Agriculture and estates

‚ÄėProfessional and reliable‚Äô, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP¬†has¬†a 34-strong team led by the ‚Äėwise and highly experienced‚Äô Christopher Page, who advises estate and private land owners on all aspects, including strategy, succession planning and ownership structures. Christian Massey¬†specialises in large rural property, country house and landed estate transactions across the UK, often with an international dimension. Bringing significant experience from his time in the Geneva office,¬†Henry Fea¬†also advises on landed estates, particularly ones owned by offshore entities, and assists clients with tax, trust and succession matters. Senior associate Tristram van Lawick¬†¬†and associates Rachel Beeby and Esther Thackery¬†are all ‚Äėexcellent in the field of residential, farm and estate conveyancing‚Äô.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Christopher Page - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP¬†provides ‚Äėa real depth of knowledge and practical experience in some of the more difficult issues in this area‚Äô. The teams handles complex and high-value international tax and trust structuring (especially in the Middle East, US, Russia and Far East), as well as tax and succession advice to major landed estates, owners of heritage property and UK entrepreneurs. The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô Christopher Page¬†leads the practice and is praised as 'hugely experienced, and knowledgeable about landed estates, trusts and handling awkward family relationships‚Äô. Henry Fea¬†advises on UK residential property holding structures and long-term UK-resident non-domiciliaries in particular.¬†Julia¬†Cox¬†provides clients with ‚Äėa Rolls Royce service‚Äô; she works principally with entrepreneurs, but also has strong experience in offshore-related matters, particularly involving UK resident individuals. Associate Tabitha Collett¬†has recently assisted on two very high-value cases for the firm. Three new trusts and probate assistants were hired in 2018,¬†including one from BPE Solicitors LLP.

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