I deal with all aspects of agricultural law, including the purchase, sale and mortgaging of land and property; tenancies, leases and licences in all their various guises; partnership agreements; the sale, purchase or lease of sporting rights; and specific matters relating to utility and renewable energy companies.
I have specific experience of issues relating to common land, grazing rights, manorial rights and rights of way, in addition to dealing with complex commercial transactions where agricultural property is involved. I also prepare Wills for clients and advise on succession planning, to ensure that the transfer of farm property and assets to the next generation is dealt with in the best possible way. I am a member of the Agricultural Law Association.
Born and raised in Gloucestershire, I initially studied geography at the University of Edinburgh, leading to work at the Royal Geographical Society in London and also an expedition undertaking climate change research in Antarctica. I retrained as a solicitor at the College of Law, Birmingham, before relocating to the north west in 2007, where I have focussed on agricultural law, in the process developing a deep understanding of the particular issues and complexities unique to the farming community.
Outside of work, I am a keen cyclist, hill-walker and amateur photographer