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Taylor Vinters

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Cambridge and surroundsUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Adept at handling complicated and high-value land acquisitions and sales, succession issues, development options, renewable energy projects and equine property transactions. Provides specialist advice on Agricultural Holding Act tenancy matters, including the surrender and regrant of tenancies. Clients include farm and landed estate owners, commercial farming operations and charitable organisations.

Strengths

A commentator says: "They are experts in their field and that makes a huge difference. They understand farming and agriculture," continuing: "They take a pragmatic and sensible approach to the whole process."

Work highlights

Acted for C. Hoare & Co. on the completion of a new security over several poultry farms, which involved extensive drafting and multiple titles.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Williamson is well versed in agricultural tenancies work, together with partnership structure and succession planning advice for landed estate clients and other landowners.
"Andrew Williamson is an amazing agricultural lawyer. He has the best understanding of partnerships of anybody I know."

Rupert Melville-Ross is sought for his advice on rural property sales and acquisitions, as well as land development projects for private clients and corporate and institutional entities.
"He is very personable. He knows his subject; he takes a sensible, pragmatic approach."

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Cambridge and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Andrew Williamson
Band 2
Rupert Melville-Ross
Band 1