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Mills & Reeve LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

6 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong agricultural property team that handles some of the most substantial transactions across the region and nationally. Clients include farmers, landed estate owners, major farming businesses and landowning colleges. Well placed to advise agribusinesses on all aspects of complex agricultural transactions.

Strengths

A source observes: "They have a great breadth of individuals with experience and therefore can put the right people together when you have a specific requirement."

Another says: "They know their facts. They understand what I require and importantly what I want to achieve."

Work highlights

Advised the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford of the Foundation of King Henry the Eighth on the termination of a promotion agreement for residential development, in addition to a replacement agreement.

Notable practitioners

Amanda Tagg is sought for her agricultural law experience in land diversification matters, as well as option agreements and energy and development projects.

Dawn Chapman advises clients on significant farm and landed estate transactions, as well as agricultural tenancies.

Matthew Hesketh handles the full range of rural property matters for institutional landowners and private individuals, with particular expertise advising family farming businesses.
"Matthew Hesketh is a very efficient and capable solicitor. He is able to quickly and confidently unpack complex legal matters before providing concise and clear advice."

Michael Aubrey is adept at advising clients on the full spectrum of agricultural law and property issues.
"Michael Aubrey has the benefit of significant experience in the sector, meaning he is able to give broad and reassuring advice to clients on some of the most challenging matters. He delivers clear and concise advice, often without the need to refer to others; this can be invaluable if the matter is complex and time is of the essence."

Nicola Dernie is a highly experienced solicitor who handles all aspects of complex rural matters for landed estate and other landowning clients.

Timothy Ryan is well regarded for his advice to private landowners and corporate entities on rural property and development land matters.
"He is a real details man who quickly grasps the situation and explains the implications of potential decisions well. He demonstrates that he has our interests covered."

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Mills & Reeve LLP

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Location

Botanic House

100 Hills Road

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

UK

CB2 1PH

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Cambridge and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Amanda Tagg
Band 2
Matthew Hesketh
Associates to watch
Michael Aubrey
Band 1
Norwich and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Dawn Chapman
Star Associates
Nicola Dernie
Band 3
Timothy Ryan
Band 3