April 23, 2024


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Cheltenham law firm appoints property consultant


Charles Russell Speechlys has announced the appointment of Alastair Morrison as a property consultant in the firm’s Cheltenham office.

Alastair Morrison joins the landed estates and heritage property group and it is hoped he will be instrumental in widening the firm’s expertise in this specialist area.

With more than 35 years’ experience working across landed estates, Mr Morrison is said to be a well-respected industry figure.

He joins Charles Russell Speechlys from Burges Salmon where he previously headed up the rural property team within the real estate department.

Much of his work centres around the purchase, sale, leasing and mortgaging of rural property. He also advises on complex farming structures and the post-Brexit agriculture policy.

Alastair also said to be well versed in guiding his client base of institutions, family trusts, landed estates and high net worth individuals through issues relating to the ownership and occupation of rural property. This ranges from development clawback and shooting rights to rural grants and subsidies.

Simon Ridpath, managing partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, said: “On behalf of the Firm, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Alastair.

“Alastair has a wealth of experience across landed estates and is deeply embedded in the industry. His expertise will be instrumental in driving forward our capabilities in this realm and enable us to more effectively service our growing client portfolio.”

Mr Morrison, added: “This is a very exciting new chapter in my career. I am delighted to join the Charles Russell Speechlys property group and to work alongside a team of formidable colleagues to strengthen the Firm’s already stellar reputation in landed estates and rural property.”


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