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The partners and staff at Batcheller Monkhouse live and have grown up in the South East and as a result have an in-depth knowledge of the area.

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Alex Wilks MRICS FAAV

Partner

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Alex Wilks
MRICS FAAV

Partner

01798 877555


Alex comes from a Sussex farming family and lives locally. He joined Monkhouse and Bannisters in 2004, specialising in Estate management, Valuations and Planning & Development. He leads the Pulborough office and advises clients on a wide range of issues affecting Rural Land and Estates.

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Alistair Cameron MRICS FAAV

Partner

01798 877555

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Charles Thacker

Managing Partner

01444 453181

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Charlotte Pearson-Wood MRICS FAAV

Associate Partner

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Charlotte Pearson-Wood
MRICS FAAV

Associate Partner

01892 509280


Charlotte is a Rural Chartered Surveyor and qualifed as a member of the RICS and a Fellow of the CAAV in 2013. She joined the firm in 2014 and has recently been promoted to associate partner. She has a broad depth of knowledge across all rural sectors but specialises in Estate Management, government subsidy schemes and landlord and tenant matters. In addition Charlotte is also an AMC agent.

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Chris Tipping FRICS FAAV

Partner

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Chris Tipping
FRICS FAAV

Partner

01444 412402


Chris is a Chartered Surveyor and is based in our Haywards Heath office. He has a strong background in Estate Management and specialises in rural consultancy, valuations and development agreements. He also regularly acts on behalf of landowners affected by compulsory purchase schemes. Chris is an AMC Agent and Valuer, an Assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence, and is the Chairman of the Sussex and Adjoining Counties Agricultural Valuers Association.

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Clare Bartlett MRTPI PIEMA

Partner Planning

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Clare Bartlett
MRTPI PIEMA

Partner Planning

01798 877555


Clare is a chartered town planner with over 20 years’ experience in rural and urban planning. Clare heads up our Planning team which operates mainly in the south-east providing planning consultancy services to developers, landowners and farmers. Clare has worked on a wide variety of planning projects including housing, leisure and commercial schemes. She has also secured planning permission for a large number of agricultural and rural diversification projects. Clare has significant experience in Environmental Impact Assessment and is a Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Her experience extends to coordinating the EIA process, advising on the screening and scoping process, and the preparation of Environmental Statements.

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David Blake MRICS FAAV

Partner

01444 412402

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Derek Harvey

Associate Partner

01892 509280

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Derek Harvey

Associate Partner

01892 509280


Derek started working in the Telecoms sector in 1991 as a Sites Controller for Orange, then later with T-Mobile and then handling site share applications for O2, prior to joining Batcheller Monkhouse in 2009. He is a Partner in the firm’s telecom department and has been responsible for many excellent outcomes following the negotiation of lease renewals and rent reviews in rural and urban locations.

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George Chapman MSc MRICS

Associate Partner

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George Chapman
MSc MRICS

Associate Partner

01798 877555


George is a Chartered Surveyor with over 10 years’ experience in the management of private and charitable rural estates, including residential property, forestry, and farms. His knowledge and experience extends to the most fine detail, allowing him to provide an assuredly thorough and personal service to clients.

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Leo Hickish FRICS MBIAC

Partner

01892 509280

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Leo Hickish

Leo Hickish
FRICS MBIAC

Partner

01892 509280


Leo has over 30 years’ experience in the management of a wide spectrum of property including farms and estates, rural businesses and commercial enterprises. He is head of the firms’ professional department, where a team of over 45 provide a full range of services to landowners, farmers, occupiers and rural businesses throughout the South East. He has a particular interest in estate/business restructuring and tax planning, together with wider skills in development and diversification.

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Mark Haffenden

Partner

01892 512020

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Matthew Braxton BSc

Partner

01424 775577

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Oliver Robinson MRICS

Partner

01892 509280

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Oliver Robinson

Oliver Robinson
MRICS

Partner

01892 509280


Oliver has over 10 years’ experience acting on behalf of private landowners and farmers in the Southeast region. He is head of the firm’s valuation department with experience in valuing a wide range of properties. He also specialises in acting on behalf of landowners on development and promotion agreements and Compulsory Purchase schemes.

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Russell Parkes MRICS FAAV

Partner

01798 872081

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Simon Henkel BSc Hons

Partner

01444 453181

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Tom Bodley Scott MRICS FAAV

Partner

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Tom Bodley Scott
MRICS FAAV

Partner

01892 509280


Tom has 27 years’ experience in offering advice to over 500 corporate and private landowners on all matters relating to telecom apparatus being located on their land or buildings. He is head of the firm’s telecom department and has been very active in defending landlords’ interests during the review of the Electronic Communications Code. Tom is helping the RICS prepare their Valuation Guidance Note on the new Code.

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Wendy Stirk

Associate Partner

01424 775577

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Angela Phillips MARLA

Associate Lettings

01798 877501

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Anthony Brooks

Consultant

01892 512020

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Callum Preece

Graduate Surveyor

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Callum Preece

Graduate Surveyor

01892 509280


Callum joined the firm in 2016 after graduating with a masters degree in Rural Estate Management from the Royal Agricultural University and an undergraduate degree in Countryside Management at Newcastle University. Callum deals with all aspects of estate management, farm subsidy and rural grant funding applications, assisting with valuations and general professional advice. Callum is working towards completing his APC to become a qualified surveyor as well as taking his Agricultural Valuers exams.

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Carly Maltby

Negotiator

01444 453181

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Chris Bliss

Associate

01798 872081

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Clare Sheffield MARLA

Associate Lettings

01424 236145

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Edward Cheevers BSc Hons

Graduate Surveyor

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Edward Cheevers
BSc Hons

Graduate Surveyor

01798 877555


Having graduated with a degree in Rural Land Management from the Royal Agricultural University in 2016, Edward has aided in the management of rural estates and their residential portfolio, as well as assisting in a wide range of professional work including the valuation of a variety of rural property, landlord and tenant matters, negotiation of access agreements and compulsory purchase.

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Emily Wheeler BA Hons

Marketing

01424 775577

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Emma Mason

Negotiator

01444 453181

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Georgie Hanley

Lettings Negotiator

01424 236145

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Hannah Richardson

Negotiator

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Harriet Richardson MSc MRTPI

Associate

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Harriet Richardson
MSc MRTPI

Associate

01892 509280


Harriet started her career at a regional housebuilder following completion of her Undergraduate and Masters in Town and Country Planning. She joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2014 and soon became a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Harriet has experience across the planning spectrum from small scale mixed use developments, up to strategic land promotion for large urban extensions. She particularly enjoys working on town centre residential developments and rural diversification projects including glamping, cookery schools and farm shops. Harriet set up and co-chairs the RTPI Kent Young Planners Network and sits of the RTPI South East RAC.

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Harry Broadbent-Combe MRICS FAAV

Senior Surveyor

01798 877555

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Harry Broadbent-Combe
MRICS FAAV

Senior Surveyor

01798 877555


Harry completed a Masters in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College and then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer in Autumn 2015. He has recently moved to Surrey from Devon and joined the team working at the Pulborough office, specialising in rural valuations, the Basic Payment Scheme, agri-environment schemes, agricultural tenancies and general professional work.

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Indra Cresdee

Negotiator

01798 872081

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James Maule

Associate

01444 453181

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Jane Poile MARLA

Associate Lettings

01444 415151

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Jeremy St Clair-George

Negotiator

01892 512020

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Julie Carver

Associate New Homes

01444 453181

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Kate Richards MRICS FAAV

Associate

01892 509280

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Kate Richards
MRICS FAAV

Associate

01892 509280


Kate started her career in Suffolk where she gained a wealth of experience in a traditional rural practice and obtained her MRICS and FAAV. She then spent a couple of years specialising in a farm agency in the South West before moving home to her roots in East Sussex. She now works over a wide spectrum of areas including RICS Red Book Valuations, Landlord and Tenant matters, Farm Agency, Utilities and Estate Management.

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Kirsty Castle MRTPI AIEMA

Associate

01892 509280

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Kirsty Castle
MRTPI AIEMA

Associate

01892 509280


Kirsty manages the Planning team in the Tunbridge Wells office. She is an experienced Chartered Town Planner and Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Having spent 6 years employed in local government and 12 years in private practice she has handled both public and private sector projects and specialises in residential, environmental planning and educational fields. Kirsty combines in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the planning system, key legislation and current working practices, with extensive experience in project team management and development planning work.

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Lisa Kerry

Associate

01424 775577

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Matthew Penfold

Associate

01798 872081

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Michelle O'Sullivan-Smith

Lettings Assistant

01798 877501

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Michelle Young

Negotiator

01892 512020

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Neil Lightowler BSc MBAC

Telecoms

01892 509280

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Neil Lightowler
BSc MBAC

Telecoms

01892 509280


Neil started working with Hutchison 3G in 2000 as an Acquisition and Planning Controller before working for a variety of contractors and consultants to the telecoms industry and joining Batcheller Monkhouse in 2017. He is an Associate and has been responsible for agreeing terms for many site share agreements at Radio Stations belonging to several police authorities for whom the firm acts.

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Nicola Rummery

Associate

018920512020

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Philip Trower FRICS

Consultant

01798 877555

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Rebecca Butler

Marketing

01424 775577

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Richard Bingham

Associate

01424 775577

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Rob Boyd-Wallis

Negotiator

01444 453181

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Robert Batcheller

Consultant

01424 775577

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Sally Worsley

Negotiator

01444 415151

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Scott Smith

Assistant Property Consultant

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Scott Smith

Assistant Property Consultant

01892 509280


Scott joined the professional department in 2016 as an Assistant Planner and Surveyor and assists with all aspects of valuation, planning and development. Prior to joining Scott gained experience in both asset management and residential agency across Surrey and Sussex. Scott, who is forecast to qualify as a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor with the RICS in 2019, has an underlying interest in both development and diversification.

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Theo Hughes BSc Hons

Graduate Surveyor

01444 412402

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Tom Carroll

Graduate Surveyor

01798 877555

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Tom Prower

Graduate Surveyor

01444 412402

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Tom Prower

Graduate Surveyor

01444 412402


Having graduated with a degree in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brooked University in 2014, Tom worked as an Estate Agent in London and Sussex, before joining Batcheller Monkhouse in 2017. Tom is based in our Haywards Heath office assisting David Blake with rural and agricultural consultancy work. Tom is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer, with the hope of qualifying in late 2019.

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