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    Landed Estates and Heritage Property Legal Services

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; challenges around Brexit; tax reform; and responding to the new opportunities and challenges that may arise.

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.

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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.

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Historic Houses

"We are delighted to welcome Charles Russell Speechlys as the newly appointed Historic Houses legal sponsor." - Martha Lytton, Historic Houses President

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Meet our landed estates and heritage property lawyers

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The Charles Russell Speechlys team are able to provide commentary, opinion and general support to clients, and are clear when additional input is required."

Chambers & Partners UK 2024, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
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Excellent technical knowledge delivered with strong commercial awareness."

Legal 500 UK, 2024, Private Client - Agriculture and Estates

Our Landed Estates & Heritage Property services

Buying and Selling Legal Services

Buying and Selling

What do I need to consider when buying or selling a landed or urban estate as a UK or international buyer? 

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Diversification and Growth Opportunities

Diversification and Growth Opportunities

How can I diversify my estate plan and commercialise my assets? 

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Land and Estate Management Legal Services

Land and Estate Management

What are my on-going commitments when managing an estate?

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Succession and Ownership Structures

Succession and Ownership Structures

What should I be considering when passing on my assets to the next generation?

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Our specialist lawyers help collectors, creators and curators protect the value of the objects they love.

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