Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

29 January 2014

Payne Hicks Beach strengthens landed estate team with lateral hires

Payne Hicks Beach announces the appointment of solicitors Jeremy Lowe and Georgina Rayfield (née Knight) from Trowers & Hamlins. Their arrival expands the Landed Estates section of the Property department, which works in tandem with the firm's leading Private Client team, advising over 40 Landed Estates varying in size from around 750 acres to well over 30,000 acres. They rejoin their former colleague from Trowers, Robert Brodrick, who joined Payne Hicks Beach as a partner in 2012.

Jeremy has over 30 years' experience of acting for individuals, families and trustees in relation to the ownership of Landed Estates with a particular emphasis on property held in trusts, including strict settlements.

Georgina advises on all areas of property law for the owners of Landed Estates, as well as advising on sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold property generally, restrictive covenants, and easements.

Peter Black, Managing Partner and Head of Property, commented: "The arrival of Jeremy and Georgina sees our Property and Private Client departments strengthened and further bolsters our position as one of London's leading private client practices. We are delighted Jeremy and Georgina have joined us."

About Jeremy Lowe and Georgina Knight

  • Jeremy is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
  • The Chambers & Partners UK 2014 edition describes Jeremy as "incredibly professional" and says that "he takes great care" of clients; and The Legal 500 2013 refers to him as "extremely helpful in tense situations".
  • Georgina is a member of the Agricultural Law Association.

About Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach has 60 lawyers and provides specialist legal services to private and commercial clients.

The firm has a reputation for handling complex problems, and for providing solutions that are incisive, straightforward and creative.

The structure and commitment to outstanding client service means that all their specialist advisers work closely with each other to deliver seamless advice across all of their practice areas.

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