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Morgan West is an associate solicitor in the Commercial Property team specialising in freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals of both registered and unregistered land. In addition to this, he specialises in landlord and tenant transactions including the granting of new leases, lease renewals, surrenders and variations, as well as assignments and underleases.
Morgan works closely with the Corporate and Commercial teams on the property aspects of corporate transactions and, as part of the Education Team, he advises both independent and state maintained schools in relation to the property aspects of their conversion to Academy status.
Clients span a number of sectors and industries and include developers, investors, property companies, retailers, sport clubs, private individuals, banks, independent bodies and higher/further education establishments, amongst others.
For clients that seek a lighter touch, such as those with an established relationship with their landlord or tenant who choose to negotiate the terms of a lease themselves, Morgan offers a lease checker report service which summarises the main considerations in a proposed lease or Heads of Terms. This service is available for a set fee.
Having completed his training contract with Harrison Clark Rickerbys, spending time in the Corporate, Commercial, Litigation and Commercial Property departments, he qualified in September 2014. His training included eight months on secondment working predominantly on commercial contracts within the legal and procurement teams of a large insurance provider.
At undergraduate level, he studied Law with European Studies at the University of Surrey which included a six month academic placement at the Katholieke Universiteit de Leuven and eight months on professional placement working under a Director of Intellectual Property at Nokia. Since graduating, he has also obtained a Masters in Law at University College London and completed his Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Practice.
In his spare time, Morgan is a keen sports fan, both playing and watching a number of sports.
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‘Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you for the legal handling of our business office lease move from Gloucester Regus to our new offices in Montpellier Cheltenham. Your help and advice which resulted in Harrison Clark Rickerby re-writing our new office lease has proved invaluable, and has given us real peace of mind.
There were several areas of the new office business lease we were totally unsure of, particularly with the new office being a listed building, and as a growing and busy business we just did not have the time to look into these legal requirements ourselves, so to have the lease re-written and gain good advice over the move was really important to us.
It was also vital that we had good communication during this process, and Morgan West who handled our case enabled us to feel like a ‘valued client’ all through the transaction and I feel as though we had true personal service, even when he had a few days holiday!
Good job HCR and thanks again for a great service.’
Neil Davis, Managing Director
Gloucester CAB has occupied premises in Eastgate Street Gloucester and St George’s Place Cheltenham for several years. When those leases came up for renewal recently we recognised the need for quality legal advice, both as to the process and on the content of the documents involved. Charles Liddiard and Morgan West at Harrison Clark Rickerbys fitted the bill perfectly. At the outset they provided a ‘Lease Check’ report. This was a useful summary of the main features of the draft lease and drew our attention to points requiring further consideration. Having identified the main issues we were then able to concentrate on getting the wording right. The expert help we received smoothed the path for us and we are very pleased to have preserved our presence.
Norman Gardner as Manager of Gloucester and District CAB