Thomas Moran, Partner
Tom is a property partner specialising in residential and agricultural property.
AboutTom acts for UK and foreign clients in relation to the acquisition or disposal of residential and agricultural property, landlord and tenant matters including leasehold enfranchisement, lease extensions, mortgages and finance. He works very closely with the onshore and international tax teams in particular, and his overriding aim is to provide a joined up integrated service to the private client.
Tom is recognised as a “Band 1” lawyer in Chambers HNW and as a “Leading Individual” in Legal 500. He is also top recommended in the Spear’s 500 guide.
Chambers says that Tom is “highly regarded by property agents, with one noting that "he's intelligent, he gives good advice, he's calm under pressure and he's a very solid pair of hands."
Thomas is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Acted on the purchase of 3 properties on the same street in excess of £43m in total. All properties had undergone extensive renovation. These matters required extensive knowledge and ability in dealing with complex transactions on tight timescales including experience of dealing with breaches of listed building and planning conditions
- Advising private banks in relation to their security and mortgages
- Advised in relation to a complex scheme of surrenders of Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies and grant of Farm Business Tenancies to maximise IHT relief for the client
Knight Frank Wealth Report: The Global Perspective on Prime Property & Investment
Knight Frank partners joined Charles Russell Speechlys for a virtual panel-led discussion on the Knight Frank Wealth Report
Thomas Moran has been quoted in the Evening Standard on the stamp duty surcharge on foreign homebuyers
Foreign buyers of property worth more than £1.5m will be subject to a 17 per cent tax rate from April 2021.
Buying residential property in England
There are two common forms of ownership of property in England: freehold and leasehold.
UK Property Market Update – 13 May 2020
As countries around the world are easing their lock-down restrictions, the housing market is re-starting in England.
Thomas Moran quoted by This is Money, the Daily Mail and Yahoo on the new Stamp Duty surcharge for non-UK residents
Charles Russell Speechlys recognised in the latest edition of The Spears 500
The annual report is based on peer nominations of the UK's leading private client lawyers.