Freeths LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department

Thames Valley
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What the team is known for Acts for landed estates, investors, farming families and institutions. Advises on agricultural property, tax, trusts and wills, and dispute resolution matters. Experienced in the buying and selling of farmland and listed buildings and estates. Also handles promotion and option agreements, with significant experience advising on development matters.

Strengths Clients report: "They are good at discussing options and different approaches."

Work highlights Acted for a charity landowner in a complex sale contract concerning approximately 50 acres of agricultural land worth over £17.2 million.

Notable practitioners


Iain Davis
specialises in land development matters and regularly advises large landed estates on option and promotion agreements.


Samantha Leigh
has considerable experience in agricultural property transactions and acts for a range of clients, including estates, investors, landlords and charities. One commentator says: "She is very straightforward, pragmatic and easy to work with."