Sam Morris is an associate in the charity and social business team.

Sam advises charities on a wide range of property related matters including: 

  • freehold sales and acquisitions
  • leases, licences and property sharing arrangements
  • assignments and surrenders of leases
  • easements
  • community asset transfers
  • option and pre-emption agreements
  • buying or selling land for development
  • title and boundary issues
  • first registrations of land
  • mortgages and refinancing of land
  • charity property disputes
  • property for charities

Sam joined Russell-Cooke in 2022.

  • Acted for a parish council in a community asset transfer of a number of freehold sites from a local authority, including negotiating a section 106 funding agreement for the improvement and maintenance of a playground
  • Advising a community village hall on an adverse possession claim and the transfer of freehold land from a parish council which involved a pre-emption agreement
  • Advising two community centres on a disputed accessway and right of way and negotiating a deed of easement with a developer.
  • Advising charities on complex title issues and dealing with first registrations of title
  • Acting for a foodbank on the grant of a new 10 year lease.
  • Read History and Politics at the University of Leicester before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School 
  • Trained at a Wiltshire-based law firm and qualified in September 2020