In agriculture & rural affairs, Gilbert's expertise includes the sale and purchase of agricultural land and farming businesses, farming tenancies and the sale and leasing of sporting rights. Gilbert advises landowners and landed estates on alternative use, particularly strategic land promotion for development, site assemblies, conditional contracts, promotion agreements and development options. He also deals with non-contentious planning and planning appeals.
Law Society, CLA, Countryside Alliance, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and Agricultural Law Association.
Joined Thomson Snell & Passmore as articled clerk in 1976, qualified 1978 and partner 1980 in commercial property department.
Educated Harrow and Jesus College Cambridge. Married with four children. Interests include field sports, dogs, cricket, gardening, cookery and wine. Lives in East Sussex.