What can I do for you?
As joint leader of our food & agribusiness sector I can ensure that you receive specialist advice on the legal aspects of every part of the food chain, from farm to fork. I come from a farming background with a degree in Agricultural Economics, this with experience of over 20 years as an agricultural property lawyer gives me a deep understanding of the industry and the needs of those working in it.
Supporting my clients’ ambitions
With clients across the sector ranging for family farms to international companies, I can help you with any transaction that you are contemplating. I am company secretary for three companies farming a total of over 10,000 hectares and have led teams dealing with matters such as the £249m purchase of the farming business of the Co-operative Group and advising a number of colleges and universities on joint ventures in relation to the development of their land holdings.
What do others say?
Legal 500 describes our agricultural property team as “outstanding in this area” and on a personal level that I am “knowledgeable and efficient”.
I am also pleased to say that I have been ranked by Chambers UK since 1997. They have previously noted that clients appreciate my “in-depth understanding of the farming community” and that I am “in touch with the market for agricultural transactions”, whilst the 2017 Edition says that “attention to detail and speed of reaction” are amongst my top qualities.
What else should you know?
I belong to the Country Land & Business Association, Agricultural Law Association and Royal Forestry Society, all of which help to keep me in touch with the needs and concerns of the food & agribusiness sector. I am keen to continue to build the reputation of the firm in the sector so that it is clearly the national leader.