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Farrer & Co LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

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What the team is known for

Market-leading team with unique strength in depth, noted for its relationships with landed estates and institutional landowners. Offers expertise in a number of issues pertinent to rural clients, including sporting and mineral rights, opportunities for diversification and common land. Also handles development agreements on rural land and the lease of commercial, residential and agricultural property on estates.

Strengths

One client notes: "They are a very capable all-round firm with the strength and depth to specialise in areas that are not common areas of law."

Another comments: "They are always very good; they are knowledgeable, cover all angles and have an ability to communicate complex and difficult matters in a simple and easily understood way."

Work highlights

Acted for the purchaser on a £150 million rural land transaction in relation to agricultural land spanning thousands of acres and several counties.

Notable practitioners

Edmund Fetherston-Dilke is highly rated for his expertise in landed estates work and he often handles complex property management matters and high-value transactions. An interviewee describes him as "reliable, hard-working and knowledgeable."

James Maxwell has longstanding experience advising private and institutional landowners on property management matters and also has expertise in mineral rights. "The wealth of experience and clarity that James brings to agricultural property matters is second to none," states one source. Another interviewee says: "He makes challenging situations seem straightforward and he digests issues and comes back to you very promptly."

Paul Krafft handles a broad array of agricultural property matters for private, charity and institutional clients. "We find that Paul is able to provide very sensible advice on matters related to previous developments," says a client.

Simon Pring is widely regarded for his vast experience advising on an array of agricultural issues, with a particular focus on development and minerals matters. A source praises his "obvious intellect," before adding: "His main strength is his ability to explain what can often be difficult and technical points to the layperson in a concise and understandable way."

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department

Farrer & Co LLP

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66 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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Greater London

UK

WC2A 3LH

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Edmund Fetherston-Dilke
Band 1
James Maxwell
Band 3
Paul Krafft
Band 4
Simon Pring
Band 1