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In terms of their strength and depth, they are absolutely first-class. CHAMBERS UK


 

Agriculture & Estates

At Adams & Remers we’ve seen our clients through over three centuries of agricultural change.

We have continued to act for many generations of farming and landed families, plus 21st century rural businesses that embrace diversification.

We’re often the first port of call for many farmers, land owners and rural organisations in the UK.  And because we have expertise in many highly specialist areas of law across the firm, it means we can meet our clients’ diverse needs.

 

Testimonials

  • What the team is known for: Well-reputed team assisting clients with a broad range of legal issues in the rural and agricultural sector. Offers notable expertise in matters linked to landed estates and listed buildings, including planning, disputes and management. Acts for a significant agricultural client base, including farming partnerships and companies.  CHAMBERS UK 2015
  • “The firm has historically acted for the landed estates, and its lawyers certainly know what they are doing.”  CHAMBERS UK 2015
  • What the team is known for: Delivers a wide range of advice to the owners and managers of landed estates and farms. Good knowledge of rural renewable energy developments.  CHAMBERS UK
  • Strengths: Value for money: “London-quality advice at provincial prices.” CHAMBERS UK
  • What’s new: Guy Hurst, who is both a qualified solicitor and a chartered surveyor, has joined the team. He lends his expertise on the sale and purchase of all types of rural property. The firm’s recently opened London office gives it an enhanced presence across the south of England. CHAMBERS UK
  • This Sussex firm offers a comprehensive rural service to clients ranging from estate owners to wine growers. It is celebrated for its tax and trust expertise, although the team is equally adept at property litigation, regulatory advice and renewable energy development. Clients include the Firle and Glyndebourne estates. CHAMBERS UK
  •  Recommended for Commercial Awareness  ‘A strong firm that provides London-standard quality of advice.’ CHAMBERS UK
  • This firm offers a range of specialist agricultural services, including trust and tax planning, residential conveyancing, and estate planning and restructuring. It provides employment advice and administrative services, and has been involved in high-value farmland and estate transactions. The team draws on the expertise of different departments in the firm to emerge a strong regional player. Its high-quality client base includes estates and farmers. CHAMBERS UK
  • Sources Say: ‘The wisdom of a London firm in a county town. CHAMBERS UK
  • Firmly rooted in landowning work, this firm is highly regarded for its expertise in the management of landed estates and the related issues of devolution and taxation.  The firm is also skilled in agricultural property relief, heritage property relief, agricultural tenancies, single farm payments, land registration and development agreements.  A well-known and respected figure in the sector, Robin Illingworth, works on a substantial number of country house transactions, with deal values totalling approximately £30 million.  He also advises on Law of Property Act receivership, property-related insolvency issues and intricate leasehold work.  Katherine Haslam, is praised for her efficiency and thoroughness, and clients add that she can be tough and determined when necessary.  She works on property transactions, and her agricultural land experience continues to flourish. CHAMBERS UK
  • Adams & Remers is the “first port of call” for complex conveyancy in the Lewes area.  Working chiefly for rural landowners, the practice advises on all aspects of estate management and tax planning; the commercial property team recently assisted on the sale of two large estates in Wiltshire.  The trust department is also highly sought-after for its expertise on complex issues such as heritage property relief and agricultural property relief.  On the contentious side, the practice includes a dispute resolution department that focuses on property litigation. CHAMBERS UK

 

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