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Farrer & Co are proud to have the largest landed estates practice in the country. We are recognised by the legal directories as a leading law firm for agricultural estates in the UK, and our estate lawyers’ experience and expertise is unrivalled.

Our landed estates services

By drawing together expertise from across the firm we can provide all of the services needed by the modern landed estate. We advise private, charity and institutional clients on issues including:

  • Tax and succession planning
  • Trusts and business structuring
  • Residential development
  • Brand management
  • Sporting and mineral rights
  • Renewable energy and natural capital

Our teams also collaborate closely with the firm’s specialists in heritage, art and chattels, and some of the legal sector’s foremost experts in family, employment and charity law. 

Tailored solutions for every estate

Estates come in all sizes, and each has different challenges and opportunities: whether you are restructuring, diversifying or embarking on a new business venture, we can help. We bring fresh thinking and commercial solutions to help estates secure their future.

We provide a personal service, taking the time to understand the issues that matter to you. We aim to build relationships that last and to work in partnership with you in the stewardship of your estate for the long term.

They are at the top end of the game. They are very well known and regarded nationally for their work in agriculture and landed estates.

Chambers 2023

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the seller on the sale of a major Suffolk estate with farms, studs, commercial property and around 50 cottages, listed as one of the standout country deals of the six months in which it was completed.
  • Advising on a lease of a quarry in Cornwall for the purpose of lithium extraction and processing, a cutting-edge part of the minerals sector in which the firm is recommended for its market-leading advice.
  • Advising on a number of new developments for over 1,000 homes involving multiple landowners
  • Advising trustees on succession to a West Country estate with land that is conditionally exempt for its outstanding natural beauty, including advice on claims by beneficiaries.
  • Acting for a Hertfordshire landowner to conclude a biodiversity net gain offsite deal with the local authority and developer.

How can we help?

Contact the team about the services we provide:

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