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Stephens Scown LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

2 ranked lawyersBand 1CornwallUK 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Stephens Scown LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

2 ranked lawyersBand 1CornwallUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Exeter, Truro and St Austell firm with a longstanding agricultural practice. Advises landed estates, institutional landowners and farming businesses on rural law matters. Notable for its strength in depth and ability to cover a wide range of matters relevant to its rural client base. Provides specialist advice on equestrian matters as well as issues related to shooting rights and fishing rights.

Strengths

One source reports: "They are a leading firm in this area and one of the biggest names in this space."

An impressed client enthuses: "They are an excellent team and the overall service is good," adding: "Their biggest strength is that they are a one-stop shop and usually have someone who can advise on any particular subject."

Work highlights

Acted for a tenant in connection with an application for succession to an Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancy in order to continue farming operations.

Notable practitioners

Kate Theophilus regularly acts for farmers and landowners on a broad range of agricultural matters. "She is very experienced and very approachable - you can pick up phone to chat to her," reports one source. Another observes that "she is strong on telecommunications and mining matters."

Richard Baker has recently been appointed managing partner at the firm and is recognised as "a well-established name with a good client following." He has longstanding experience in rural property matters, with one source commenting: "He finds solutions to problems and tries to get the conclusion you want."

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Cornwall

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Kate Theophilus
Band 1
Richard G Baker
Eminent Practitioners