In the heart of the Surrey Hills with direct access to London, Guildford is a hub for innovation.
With a reputation as a creative and tech powerhouse, reinforced by the development of 5G, Games sector and digital health tech, not only is it a region of economic importance, this makes it one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.
Whether you are an individual, business owner, entrepreneur or wealth creators with interests both within the region and internationally, we can meet all your needs. We can offer access to legal services covering Private Client, Family and Property as well as Corporate and Commercial services including Commercial Property via our well connected teams based in our Guildford office and our international networks.
This unique part of the world is home to organisations such as Surrey Hills Enterprises, Business South and Surrey Chambers of commerce, all of which we are delighted to work closely with and support through our own Community Foundation for Surrey.
Meet the team
Partner - Head of Real Estate Disputes
Real Estate Disputes
Property Patter: the news so far on landlord challenges to retail CVAs
We review some of the recent high-profile landlord challenges to tenant CVAs,
Will Covid rent suspension clauses become the new norm?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Avicenna Group on duo of pharmacy group acquisitions
The acquisition takes Avicenna to a total of 135 pharmacy branches.
Charles Russell Speechlys have advised Taylor Wimpey UK Limited and Vistry Homes Limited, on the disposal of their interest in the Cambourne Business Park
The £12m land was originally designated as part of an employment zone in the new town, but will now be promoted for 275 residential units.
Disputes under more than one contract
Jurisdictional issues to remember if considering adjudication
Property Patter: Navigating the complexities of Pharmacy Property
Pharmacy property is a specialist area which contains many traps for the unwary.
Charles Russell Speechlys promotes five to Partner
The promotions are effective 1 May 2021 and are accompanied by one Legal Director and 15 Senior Associate promotions.
Building Back Better: Future Gazing
What’s next for the hospitality industry post-pandemic?
Building Back Better: Re-examining your proposition
Why hospitality businesses should re-examine their proposition now
Building Back Better: Real Estate and Restructuring
How and why should hospitality businesses re-structure post pandemic?
UK property market continues to thrive
Property Patter: cohabitees and property rights - what do couples need to think about?
It is easy to drift into complicated territory when it comes to property arrangements between a couple
Case Study: One Blackfriars Limited
An informative and positive judgment for administrators selling high-value property in distressed and complex scenarios.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Content+Cloud on acquisition of Sipcom
The acquisition establishes Content+Cloud as a global service provider to UK businesses.
What does the Brexit Deal mean for the Construction Industry? Still some serious snagging issues
As the UK leaves the European Union, what does it mean for the Construction Industry?
Getting your due diligence right: top tips for first-time sellers
Property Patter: The “bubble wrap” option – FAQs on tenant administration
The team look at some key points on tenant administration.
David Haines and Ingrid Saffin write for Caterer Licensee on the end of the rent moratorium
With the rent moratorium due to end on 31 March, David and Ingrid emphasise the importance of communication with landlords.
Understanding Rules of Origin under the Brexit Agreement
The UK-EU TCA came into effect on 31st December 2020, what does it mean for importers and exporters? and what does Rules of Origin mean?
Charles Russell Speechlys' Corporate team shortlisted for the 2021 South East Dealmakers Awards
Our Guildford team shortlisted at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2021 for Corporate Law Firm of the Year.