Advisers

Advisers

LONDON CONTACTS

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Christopher Price – Director of Policy and Advice
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Christopher Price is the Director Policy and Advice at the CLA. He has overall responsibility for managing all the CLA's national policy and advisory work. He makes sure that the organisation's policy work is focused on what matters most, and that members' queries are dealt with accurately and efficiently. A planning and environmental lawyer by background, he joined the CLA as public law adviser in 2002. He became Chief Legal Advisor in 2007 and took up his current post a year later. Before coming to the CLA Christopher worked in local government for a number of different authorities.

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: christopher.price@cla.org.uk

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Helen Shipsey – Senior Legal Adviser
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Called to the Bar in 1991, in Chambers until 1997 when she joined the CLA. Advises on grazing tenancies, agricultural holdings legislation, farm business tenancies, residential landlord and tenant and the Treasure Act.

T: 020 7460 7953    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: helen.shipsey@cla.org.uk

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Harry Flanagan – Senior Legal Adviser
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A solicitor, advises on all aspects of residential landlord and tenant legislation including farm cottages, the housing of agricultural workers and service occupancies. Also advises on ballooning.

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |   E:  harry.flanagan@cla.org.uk

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Roger Tetlow – Senior Legal Adviser
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A solicitor, advises on general property law, including land registration, conveyancing, business tenancies, easements, private rights of way, commons, water and drainage and sporting rights.

T: 020 7460 7953    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: roger.tetlow@cla.org.uk

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Roberta Sacaloff – Senior Legal Adviser
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A solicitor, advises on areas including employment, litigation, contract and sale of goods.

T: 020 7460 7951    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |   E: roberta.sacaloff@cla.org.uk

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Andrew Gillett – Legal Adviser
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A solicitor, advises on areas of law including highways, public rights of way and access issues, trespass, firearms and hot air ballooning. Also advises on occupiers liability and the liability owners may face in relation to their animals.

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: andrew.gillett@cla.org.uk

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Sarah Slade MRICS – National Access Adviser
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A chartered surveyor with responsibility for CLA policy on public rights of way and access issues. Provides advice to members on issues arising from public access to the countryside.

T: 01769 580080    |    F: 01769 580080    |    E: sarah.slade@cla.org.uk

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Louise Speke – Chief Taxation Adviser
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Has overall responsibility for tax law and policy. Qualified as a solicitor, Louise has over 13 years' experience as the Tax Policy Adviser at the Law Society where she gained experience of dealing with a wide range of tax issues.

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: louise.speke@cla.org.uk

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Richard Williams – Taxation Adviser
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A tax consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession and with the CLA, where he worked between 1976 and 1986. He is the editor of two technical newsletters, "Farm Tax Brief" and "Trusts and Estates".

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: richard.williams@cla.org.uk

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Jimmy Tse - Taxation Adviser
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An ACCA qualified Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser.  Jimmy focuses on helping members with their tax queries and assists in CLA tax policy development

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: jimmy.tse@cla.org.uk 

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Susan Twining - Chief Land Use Policy Adviser
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Responsible for agriculture and land use policy. Topics in Susan's portfolio include food, farming, environment and forestry, with specific reference to post-CAP policy development. 

T: 020 7235 0511 | F: 020 7235 4696 | E: susan.twining@cla.org.uk

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Jonathan Baker - Senior Policy Adviser
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Advises on environmental issues including Countryside Stewardship and agri-environment schemes, pollinators, invasive alien species, local nature partnerships and agricultural waste.

T: 020 7460 7937    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |   E: jonathan.baker@cla.org.uk

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Fraser McAuley - Land Use Policy Adviser
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Advises on matters concerning agriculture. Areas covered include livestock, Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and other matters relating to farming.

T: 0207 460 7956 | F: 020 7235 4696 | E: fraser.mcauley@cla.org.uk

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Mike Seville – Forestry and Woodlands Adviser
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Advises on aspects of forestry and woodland management including grants, regulation, marketing and utilisation, timber transport, non-timber forest products, wood fuel, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, plant health, deer and squirrels.

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: mike.seville@cla.org.uk

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Andrew Shirley MRICS – Chief Surveyor
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Responsible for both policy and advisory issues relating to surveying, but in particular compulsory purchase, valuation, utilities, minerals and tenancies. He is secretary to the CLA’s Institutional Landowners Group and the CLA’s Minerals Working Group

T: 020 7460 7940    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: andrew.shirley@cla.org.uk

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Fenella Collins MRICS – Head of Planning
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A chartered surveyor with responsibility for CLA planning policy and regulatory matters. Advises on planning policy and regulation at national and local levels, and the community infrastructure levy.

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: fenella.collins@cla.org.uk

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Dr Charles Trotman – Senior Rural Business and Economics Advisor
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An economist, advises on rural economic issues, particularly food policy, rural tourism, equine issues and telecommunications policy.

T: 020 7460 7939    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: charles.trotman@cla.org.uk

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Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DipM – Heritage Adviser
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Advises on heritage policy, historic and listed buildings, scheduled monuments and archaeology, parks and gardens, viable uses and grants.

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |   E: jonathan.thompson@cla.org.uk

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Tom Beeley – Renewable Energy Adviser
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Advises on all forms of renewables and energy policy including the Renewable Heat Incentive, Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewables Obligation.

 T: 020 7460 7962    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |    E: tom.beeley@cla.org.uk 

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Matthew O'Connell - Housing Adviser
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Responsible for CLA policy on rural housing issues. Advises on affordable, market-rented and open-market housing, local lettings policies, housing standards and minimum energy efficiency standards.

T: 020 7235 0511    |    F: 020 7235 4696    |   E: matthew.oconnell@cla.org.uk