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Christopher Page, Senior Partner

Christopher specialises in estate and succession planning, and in ownership and occupation structures, particularly for owners of landed estates.

Summary

Christopher is a private client lawyer who specialises in estate and succession planning, and in ownership and occupation structures, particularly for owners of landed estates. His team acts for over fifty 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 both the Partnership Council and the Executive Committee.

Christopher is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Arranging, for this and the following generation, the fair and happy division (as to ownership and use) of two large agricultural estates held by the same family for over 500 years, whilst safeguarding the longer term
  • Managing (as executor) an estate (land , grade 1 house, heritage contents) , where the family had died out, packaging it up and perpetuating its use for charitable purposes in tune with their wishes
  • Overseeing the tax efficient sales of proportions of a Welsh estate , using the proceeds fairly for the benefit of the family, present and future, in part reinvested in land and in part invested for the ongoing maintenance of the historic main house

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