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Ward Hadaway

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

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What the team is known for

Offers advice to private landowners, farmers, rural businesses and banks on the sale and purchase of rural property. Assists clients with tenancy issues, planning and development and estate management issues. Also handles environmental issues and renewables, as well as agricultural mortgages and security.

Strengths

A source says: "They understand the business and take their time to know the market inside and out."

Notable practitioners

Alex Cox acts for developers and landowners on a range of matters, including rural property transactions and mines and minerals matters. Sources say: "He knows the business incredibly well and he looks after clients incredibly well."

Stefan Bainbridge deals with a broad range of agricultural and rural property matters, including the sale and purchase of farms, option agreements and mineral rights. A source comments: "He is practical and does work in a timely manner. He is the sort of person you can pick up the phone to for most jobs and know he could do it."

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Overview

The Rural Land and Estates team at Ward Hadaway is made up of dedicated specialists operating in each major part of the firm in order to offer sound, practical advice on a wide range of issues affecting the countryside and the people and businesses within it. By drawing on the resources of the entire firm, we are able to offer our clients in this sector a full and complete service. Our specialists each have significant experience of the sector and are fully able to understand the particular needs of private landowners, farmers, rural businesses, banks operating in the sector and other rural based organisations.

 
The range of competencies covered by the team include the following: sale and purchase of rural land, farms, estates, woodlands and country houses and sale and purchase of farming and other rural businesses; agricultural tenancies and all other rural landlord and tenant matters; provision of advice generally on agricultural law; agricultural subsidies and the schemes that regulate them; all aspects of estate management; easements, rights of way, wayleaves and public access; planning and development; environmental issues and waste; energy schemes; mineral extraction and issues relating to ownership of mines and minerals; equestrianism; partnership and business advice; agricultural securities and mortgages; contentious issues, litigation, arbitration and tribunals including employment, family and matrimonial matters; tax planning, wills and trusts.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department

Ward Hadaway

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Department location

Sandgate House

102 Quayside

Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne & Wear

UK

NE1 3DX

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Newcastle and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Stefan Bainbridge
Band 2