Real estate

Our team of experienced real estate lawyers can assist with both freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals and development options including broadband connectivity.

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Planning and construction

Our planning and construction lawyers can assist in relation to planning process and development of agricultural land from advice on planning options to project management of construction.

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Portfolio management

We are experts in strategic estate management work and will help you get the most from your portfolio and estate. We have specialists on hand to assist with farm business tenancies, AHA tenancies, grazing licences, service occupancies, re-gears, surrenders and renewals. Additionally we can assist with advice on easement and boundary issues, rent review interpretation, break clauses, covenant enforcement, dilapidations and any associated real estate litigation.

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Corporate and business structures

We are specialists in business acquisition and financing; management buy-outs; mergers and share acquisitions and general corporate support. We also have significant experience advising on appropriate business structures including farming partnerships and co-operatives.

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  • Paddy Gregan

    Partner - Business Services
    +44 (0) 1235 836605
    +44 (0) 7710 139342
  • Amy Oakley

    Senior Associate - Business Services
    +44 (0) 1235 836635
    +44 (0) 7581 089266
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Employment

We provide comprehensive support on employment and HR issues; from contracts and policies, to strategic advice on changes in your business and day-to-day individual employee management issues. We advise on many unique issues for businesses in this sector including employees in service occupancies; industrial relations issues; matters relating to working hours; TUPE and pensions during merger or acquisition; the implications of the Modern Slavery Act/Gangmasters Licensing Regime; and wages and employment conditions under the Agricultural Wages Order (in Wales).

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Commercial litigation

We work with our clients on a wide range of disputes and regulatory issues (including prosecutions for breach of legislation). Our emphasis is on resolving disputes by negotiation or mediation whenever possible. However, when required we have the skills, track record and nerve to pursue remedies through the courts.

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Broadband connectivity

As government plans to increase access to high speed broadband are not yet reaching rural areas, we advise rural landowners and businesses on how to offer their own high speed broadband to their tenants. Our real estate and technology specialists offer an integrated approach to structuring the deal and considering the risks and benefits of such arrangements.

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  • Claire Jacques

    Senior Associate - Commercial/Technology
    +44 (0) 1235 836643
    +44 (0) 7805 819854
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