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Clarke Willmott LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

6 ranked lawyersBand 1South WestUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-known South West firm with links to major agricultural institutions. Advises clients on a broad range of transactional and contentious rural property matters. Also has agricultural specialists in a number of practice groups, including employment, family and planning. Offers in-depth expertise in relation to landed estates and advises several landowners on the management of rural estates.

Strengths

"They are excellent," says a source. "They process work in a timely fashion, and they can process a high volume of work in an efficient manner. They are pretty faultless."

Another adds: "They have been very responsive and quick to respond to queries."

Work highlights

Represented a group of dairy farmers in a dispute with Watson's Dairy milk processor.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Gill specialises in environmental regulatory and litigation matters.
"He's a great lawyer who really knows the law well and manages clients very well."

Esther Woolford leads the agricultural sector team at Clarke Willmott. Woolford is a solicitor advocate, and specialises in agricultural property litigation and contentious probate matters.

Mark Buckerfield is a specialist agricultural and rural residential property practitioner. He handles sales and purchases of farms and other rural properties, agricultural landlord and tenant matters, and related rural land issues.

Polly Ridgway is a senior associate at the firm, and earns acclaim for her expertise in handling agricultural disputes.
"She is very efficient. She will think about problems and provide a detailed and considered response." "She is on the ball, and knows exactly what to do and say."

Rod Lloyd-Jones advises on rural land transactions, including sales and purchases of farms and rural residential property. His clients include landed estates.

Tim Hayden is a consultant in the team and specialises in rural regulatory and criminal matters. He advises on environmental issues, animal welfare, health and safety and hunting and licensing issues.

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Overview

Clarke Willmott's agricultural lawyers provide a full complement of contentious and non-contentious legal services to the farming and rural landowning communities in the South West and across the UK.

Clarke Willmott acts for individual farmers, rural landowners and agri-food businesses, including primary, secondary and retail food producers of all sizes and advise on all areas of agri-law.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Clarke Willmott LLP

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Location

Blackbrook Gate

Blackbrook Park Avenue

Taunton

Somerset

UK

TA1 2PG

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Daniel Gill
Up and Coming
Esther Woolford
Band 2
Mark Buckerfield
Band 1
Polly Ridgway
Associates to watch
Rod Lloyd-Jones
Band 2
Tim Hayden
Band 2