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Thrings LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

4 ranked lawyersBand 1South WestUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected agricultural practice with a strong presence in the South West. Advises farming businesses, members of rural organisations and landed estates on a range of agricultural law matters. Members of the team also act for financial institutions on secured lending transactions. Handles a variety of renewable energy issues for rural clients, including solar power and wind energy matters.

Strengths

Sources say this is "an expert firm with a high-quality client care approach and legal skills."

Another describes it as an "excellent practice, with large clients and some of the best work going around."

Work highlights

Represented fruit plants company EU Plants on an agricultural rights of way matter.

Notable practitioners

Duncan Sigournay is head of the firm's agricultural team. He has significant experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters and has specialist knowledge in agricultural tenancy matters.

Neil Barbour often acts for landowners, farmers and institutional investors. He regularly handles agricultural conveyancing matters.
"He is diligent, leaves no stone unturned, and complex work is handled well."

Robert James handles a wide range of agricultural disputes, including proprietary estoppel cases and inheritance claims.
"A top performer in the industry." "He's an exceptional operator with a commerciality to how he approaches matters."

Russell Reeves is head of the agricultural litigation team at the firm and regularly acts for farmers and agricultural companies in a range of high-profile disputes.
"Expert knowledge applied precisely for the benefit of clients, resulting in good outcomes." "He really embeds himself with the client, holds the hand of the client through a process and delivers constructive solutions to difficult situations."

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Thrings LLP

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Location

2 Queen Square

Bath

Somerset

UK

BA1 2HQ

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Bristol and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Robert James
Band 2
Russell Reeves
Band 2
Somerset

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Duncan Sigournay
Band 2
Neil Barbour
Band 1