Hay & Kilner

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department

Newcastle and surrounds
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What the team is known for Offers counsel on a variety of agricultural matters such as partnership agreements, farming succession and landed estate issues. Advises on agricultural tenancies, renewable energy projects and shooting and fishing rights. Also assists with matters relating to mineral rights and the development of land. Client base includes landowners, trustees and administrators of agricultural estates.

Strengths A client says: "They're very thorough with their advice. You get all of the options available and possible ways forward when there's an issue that arises."

Another source comments: "Their values are really good, they really look after clients. You're not just a name on the books."

Notable practitioners


Alison Hall
acts for farming clients and landed estates on a number of agricultural matters, including advising on agricultural property relief, drafting partnership agreements for farmers and Inheritance Act cases. One interviewee reports: "She is really proactive in planning structures for businesses and individuals."


Joanne Milne
offers expertise in agricultural and business tenancies. She also acts on agricultural transactions, including the sale and purchase of rural properties and estates. One interviewee says: "She has a good, steady way about her. She gets things done and she is easy to work with."