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Field Seymour Parkes

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Thames ValleyUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Advises farmers and landowners on the planning and development of agricultural land and buildings. Assists clients with succession planning. Also acts for individuals and families on tax and estate planning, wills and asset protection. Regularly advises clients on farm diversification as well as renewable energy projects and other environmental matters.

Strengths

A commentator says: "They communicate well and they are good to work with."

Another reports: "I have been impressed with them. They are very client-focused and they are excellent at what they do."

Notable practitioners

Hazel Eccles is highly sought after by farmers, landowners and landed estate clients to advise on a full range of agricultural property matters.
"She is a brilliant lawyer. Hazel is very bright, client-friendly and easy to work with. She is easy to have a conversation with. She always gives you a straight answer, but in a pleasant way."

James Burgess deals with a broad range of agricultural and rural property matters, with particular expertise handling rural developments.

Kelsie Essenhigh provides advice to a wide range of clients on sales and purchases, commercial leases and farm business tenancies.
"Her knowledge and dedication to clients is superb." "If I have any queries, she comes back to me. She is straightforward and cracks on with it."

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Overview

The Agricultural and Rural Land team at Field Seymour Parkes brings together the combined expertise of specialist lawyers with many years of experience dealing with complex legal issues relating to rural and agricultural matters. The niche team prides itself on offering the farming community a one-stop shop for all a rural business’ needs.

Hazel Eccles and James Burgess both have significant experience in all aspects of rural work.  The team deals with a wide-range of legal issues that affect rural clients, including sales and acquisitions, all aspects of rural diversification from renewable energy projects to re-development of land into housing or other planning schemes, along with offering a full range of services to deal with succession planning.  

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Field Seymour Parkes

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Location

1 London Street,

Reading

Berkshire

UK

RG1 4PN

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Hazel Eccles
Band 1
James Burgess
Band 1
Kelsie A Essenhigh
Band 2