Russell Davies  Dip Estate Management
Associate Director, Utilities & Energy, Land Agency

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About Russell

Russell Davies is Associate Director with Rural specialising in Compulsory Purchase and Utilities work, negotiating compensation claims, agreeing wayleaves, wind turbines and solar farms. He also deals with development land and Estate Management.

Russell is Associate Director in Rural and is an expert in advising Utilities, infrastructure companies, landowners and occupiers on wayleaves and easements. He specialises in CPO work and compensation work, dealing with entry and claims arising from schemes undertaken by Dŵr Cymru-Welsh Water and other clients, advising on land issues for options put forward by capital partners, negotiations for entry, easement rights, land acquisitions, temporary licences and compensation claims submitted by landowners and occupiers. He provides services throughout the UK for water pipes and sewers, electricity cable and wires, gas and oil pipelines, telecom masts, wind turbines and solar farms He is responsible for management of some commercial and rural Estates and negotiates with developers on new development sites.

Areas of Expertise


  • Advise on land purchase, access rights and compensation negotiations for Dŵr Cymru-Welsh Water
  • Negotiate/advise on wind turbine sites and solar farms
  • Negotiate land deals for clients with developers.


  • Dip Estate Management


  • Rugby & Cricket
  • Rural Sports
  • Breeding and showing of Smooth Fox Terriers
  • Building/Landscaping projects
  • Keeping Fit

Blake Morgan committed to 29,000 sq ft office in the exciting Central Square development. We retained Ben Bolton and his team some time ago to advise and appraise options in the lead up to this significant move of our Cardiff Office. The business is extremely pleased with the outcome and Ben's negotiations and attention to detail was a major part to this.

Philip Jardine, Blake Morgan LLP
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