Cheltenham is well-known for its architecture, food & beverage, retail and sporting scene but it is also looking to the future with the UK government’s cyber hub GCHQ and the plans for a new campus and cyber-tech community, Cyber Central.
This is our experience too – looking to the future. Through our Cheltenham office, we have experienced first-hand the culture and talent in the region, which has helped shape the way we do business in the South West. We have recruited experts across all business disciplines of property, corporate finance, contracting, employment, restructuring, insurance, disputes; right through to personal advice around family and personal tax planning and private property, reflecting the wealth of the region. Click here to see a full list of our experts.
As a region with a global outlook, you can benefit from working with local lawyers, who have experience working with international clients, to help make connections and realise your ambitions, all against the backdrop of a full-service team in London and the wider international network. We are with you every step of the way from start-up right through to an internationally renowned brand.
Specific local clients we work with include the following:
Cheltenham and the surrounding area has always been desirable for landed estates and country property. With its diverse countryside, there is ample opportunity across all types of assets, from woodland to equestrian, heritage, vineyards, farmland and much more.
Read more about how we can assist Landed Estates and Heritage Properties here.
Investors & Entrepreneurs
Cheltenham and its wider surrounds into the Midlands and the South West are home to some of the most diverse and dynamic investors and entrepreneurs and their businesses that form the bedrock of the national and local economy, many with international reach.
They range from individuals making their wealth in significant private and public companies to family owner managers that have passed their honed businesses successfully through the generations; each playing their talented part in making our community prosper.
We take great pride in working with business owners at all stages of the journey, as they continue to innovate, grow and invest. Read more about how we can assist Investors & Entrepreneurs here.
Areas of law we work with include the following:
Strategic land is a long game with different approaches to suit a landowner’s appetite for risk, need to generate cash and wish to control the look and feel of the developed scheme.
With larger schemes involving more than one landowner, you will need to consider how you structure the delivering of the scheme working with your neighbours while mitigating tax.
In Cheltenham, our strategic land team offers a one-stop service to landowners, helping you plan for and realise maximum value. Our team operates within one of the largest private client practices in a UK law firm and one of the largest real estate teams in the country. Our breadth and quality of specialist services across the firm gives us the ability to offer a one-stop service.
We act for over 100 estates and for both individual and institutional landowners in relation to sites across the country. We have extensive knowledge and experience in guiding landowners through the options available and can assist with your negotiations to achieve the best deal and deliver a solution which maximises value and tax efficiency. Read more about how we can assist with Strategic Land here.
Technology & Cyber
Advancements in technology across all aspects of our lives are imperative to growth, prosperity, security and safety.
Creating an environment which harnesses innovation, creativity, teamwork, education and thought leadership, attracts financial investment and draws in the best talent is critical to the development of new technologies and the creation of the Cyber Park in Cheltenham will provide just that. Supported by stakeholders locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, it will place Cheltenham at the centre of the world’s cyber industry at a time when security has never been more relevant to businesses, governments, banks, schools, the health service and each of us individually.
Cyber and Cheltenham go hand in hand and our full-service team are ideally placed to support all aspects of your business. We have a proven track record in advising dynamic, forward-thinking businesses across the broad spectrum of technology and cyber and welcome the development of the cyber community right here in Cheltenham.
We understand this world and are here to work alongside you to make the most of opportunities, secure investment, protect intellectual property, collaborate, manage data, recruit and incentivise people, negotiate with customers and suppliers and resolve disputes.
As reflected by the local talent in the workplace, Cheltenham and the surrounding regions have invested heavily in education, across the state and private sectors.
Our multi-disciplinary Education group advises schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions, enabling us to help you to navigate this highly regulated sector. The group contains specialists with a deep understanding of the legal, regulatory and, where applicable, charity law issues that educational institutions face.
The sector is experiencing a period of change and we can assist you on a diverse range of innovative strategies – read more about how here.
Please note, the front entrance to Compass House isn’t currently accessible using a wheelchair and access is via the rear of the building. Please call our reception team who will be happy to support you with any assistance you require.
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