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It’s the variety of work and the interaction with clients that I love most about practicing property law. I deal with a range of people, including the governing bodies of schools and multi-academy trusts, universities, charities and sports clubs, as well as SMEs, property investors and lenders. On your behalf, I draft legal documents or give advice on transactions like purchases, sales, leases and licences, and variations or deeds of easement and covenant.

I’m very commercially focused, so I’ll protect your best interests while minimising your fees, and if something needs further consideration, I’ll tell you straight away. I believe it’s best to identify timescales at the start of the process, and I always go the extra mile to meet a deadline. My reports are clear and easy to understand, and I’m always available if you want to chat through something. Above all, I’m driven by the satisfaction I get from achieving results for my clients.

Away from work, I love to play and watch sport like football and tennis as well as sailing and athletics. I was lucky enough to grow up on the Jurassic Coast, and firmly believe you can’t beat a good coastal walk and a pub lunch!

Quick resolution secures sporting grounds for school

Morgan West and James Morgan have received high praise from Bromsgrove School in a matter relating to the acquisition of an adjacent sporting facility. They acted on behalf of the school in the acquisition of the Ryland Centre, a neighbouring sports facility which would be able to provide the school with a sizeable running track and grounds for their pupils to continue to hold athletics meets as well as a gym and facilities for the local community. The school commented: “Thank you so much for all of your support with our transaction. Our Chair of the Building Committee and myself are so grateful for both your professionalism and for the personal commitments that you both made to support the School.” The matter required a quick resolution to ensure that the school was able to secure the facility promptly, as otherwise there was a risk they would lose their existing use of the site altogether. However thanks to the work of Morgan and James, as well as assistance from the wider team of Paul Watkins, Steve Thomas and Oliver Daniels the school was able to secure the site and the assets of the outgoing operator in a timely manner.
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Instruct an agent. It comes at a cost but clarifying and agreeing favourable terms can reduce legal costs further down the line.

Keep a good relationship with your landlord/tenant or buyer/seller. The costs and time involved can spiral if each side is trying to ‘get one over’ the other.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something – that’s what we’re here for and it could avoid agreement to terms you don’t actually want.

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