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New Partner for Charles Russell Speechlys

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Nicholas Burt, Charles Russell Speechlys
30 April 2024
Nicholas Burt, Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Nicholas Burt as Partner in its Real Estate team. Nicholas joins the Firm from Trowers & Hamlins, where he was Head of Strategic Land for more than five years and led a team spanning multiple offices and across a variety of practice areas.

Whilst Nicholas's practice is primarily focused on the house building and regeneration market, he also represents clients in corporate real estate, as well as leisure and retail. His expertise also extends into a mix of commercial development work and advice to land owning clients and estates.

Nicholas will be based in the firm’s Cheltenham office and will also be working across the group on national and international matters. 

Robin Grove, Divisional Managing Partner of Construction, Real Estate and Disputes, said: "This is a further investment in our regeneration practice at an extremely busy and exciting time for the Real Estate group. We recently announced new Partners Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage this month, and Nick's addition will further strengthen our expertise in the UK. 

“Nick will be crucial in helping us expand our work in the strategic land sector, bolstering our key relationships and offering with our landowner and developer clients. He is also well-placed to support other key pillars, such as our work in the Living sector and our Firm's private capital strategy. We wish him a warm welcome."

Nicholas added: “I am very pleased to be joining Charles Russell Speechlys. The Firm has a strong reputation nationally in landowner work, as well as in the private housebuilder and strategic land sectors, and there are clearly excellent synergies between the Firm’s work and my own areas of practice.":

Nicholas’s appointment follows a three recent hires into the Firm’s Real Estate & Disputes practice – Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage into the Real Estate team in April, and Andrew Ross into the Real Estate Disputes team in March. It is also an example of continued growth in the Cheltenham office, with Banking & Finance Partner Philip Withey also joining in early April.


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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