The owners of landed estates and heritage property, and the land and property itself, come in many different shapes and sizes.
These include traditional multi-generational families right through to overseas investors, who own a range of assets, such as country houses, farms, forests, vineyards, equine businesses, stately homes and urban estates.
However, they each face age-old challenges relating to succession, death and divorce; new challenges around Brexit; tax reform; and responding to the new opportunities and challenges the health crisis brings.
Our clients are having to adapt to new roles and responsibilities around this. The owners, the agents and the estate managers are each trying to understand how best to support according to each other's needs.
We are alongside, helping you navigate these issues, from tenancy, to employment, to insurance, as well as commercialising assets and future-proofing with careful brand management and strategic land developments. We can also advise on heritage issues, and problems arising around art and shared assets.
We have detailed below some of the themes we can discuss with you to make the most of the current opportunities.
For more information about the specific Private Client legal services we provide, including buying and selling residential property, and legal services we provide to businesses, please visit the relevant pages below.
In conversation with Lady Ashcombe of Sudeley Castle
As we begin our sponsorship with Historic Houses, we took the opportunity to interview the owner of Sudeley Castle, one of the original members of the organisation.Watch here
Meet the team
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Sarah Jane Boon
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Tristram van Lawick
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The approach to interim orders in a case where a party has delayed in making their application and spent excessively in the meantime
Changes to UK/Luxembourg Double Taxation Treaty and arbitration procedures
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U-turns on Mini-budget announcements
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U-turn on abolishing 45% income tax rate
The Art Net quotes Petra Warrington on how the Charities Act will impact restitution cases
A new law will give national museums significantly more power to deaccession works and make progress on restitution cases.