Managing Partner: Simon Leach
Number of partners: 7
Assistant solicitors: 11
Agriculture: Michael Johnstone
Dispute Resolution: Fred Harrison-James
Planning & Development: Richard Price
Private Client: Claire Lewis
Property: Andrew Baskerville
This niche national practice has become the go-to firm for specialist advice on rural property and agricultural businesses.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Agriculture: Agricultural tenancies; farming partnerships; sporting rights; agri-environmental and regulatory matters; animal health and welfare.
Dispute Resolution: Nationally recognised for its specialism in agricultural holdings disputes, the firm is expert in rural property disputes, partnership and succession disputes, and contentious trusts and probate disputes.
Planning & Development: Option and promotion agreements; planning agreements; highways agreements; contentious planning matters, including planning appeals, enforcement proceedings and judicial reviews
Private Client: Wills and probate; trusts and succession planning; inheritance and capital taxes advice.
Property: Farm and country house sales and purchases; commercial, agricultural and residential lettings; forestry and woodlands; renewables; telecommunications and utilities; specialist knowledge of agricultural title matters.
The firm acts for a broad spectrum of owners and occupiers of rural property, across England and Wales, including traditional landed estates, family farms, private clients, charities and institutional landowners. It regularly advises other professionals, including land agents, accountants and other law firms.