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Portrait of Charles Seaward
Areas of expertise: Real estate, Real estate investors


Charles is a consultant in the real estate team. His areas of expertise include the acquisition and disposal of land and buildings for occupation, investment and development, by way of agreements, leases, promotion agreements and joint ventures.

He acts for clients in the office, wholesale and retail sectors, landowners seeking to maximise the value of their land holdings, and property funds. He has a particular interest in the entertainment sector, advising recording studios and record and music publishing companies.

Charles worked in the City and the West End for 10 years before moving to Oxford, and is recognised as a 'Lawyer of the Year' for real estate law in Oxford as part of the Best Lawyers directory 2023, having been recommended since 2009.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a JV of landowners in the disposal of land for a 2,000 house development in Curbridge, Oxfordshire.
  • Advising a food importer on the development agreement for the construction of a 100,000 sq ft warehouse in Rainham.
  • Advising on the acquisition of land for the development of a racing stables in Lambourn.
  • Acting on the property aspects of the development and management of Westcott Venture Park, Aylesbury.
  • Advising on the acquisition of a recording studio in Notting Hill and on the renewal of leases for another recording studio complex in Ladbroke Grove.

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