Burges Salmon LLP

Emma Folkes

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Partner working within the firm's Food and Farming team and specialising in non-contentious agricultural property matters. Acts on a wide variety of transactional matters including sales and purchases and the grant of tenancies, and advises on a wide range of issues arising from the ongoing management of farms and estates. Client base is UK-wide and includes landowners, farmers, national institutions and charities.

Recent examples of work: acting on the sale, in parts, of a significant estate comprising let farms, in-hand woodland and cottages. Acting on the sale of a portfolio of rural cottages. Documenting the division of a family farm following the settlement of a complex farming partnership dispute. Working with an institutional landowner on the restructure of agricultural tenancy arrangements. Acting on the acquisition of strategic land subject to complex overage obligations relating to future development.


Trained Trowers & Hamlins LLP, qualified 2003; Trowers & Hamlins LLP (2001-2006); Forsters LLP (2006-2007); Burges Salmon (2007-present); Partner 2017.

Professional Memberships

Agricultural Law Association.


"The Pink Book – the Burges Salmon Guide for Landowners and Farmers"


Attended Girton College, University of Cambridge (Geography 1999); University of the West of England, Bristol (PGDip 2000; LPC 2001); Independent Member, Board of Governors, Harper Adams University.