Edmund Fetherston-Dilke


Edmund Fetherston-Dilke

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  • Chambers UK, 2016
  • Legal 500, 2015


Trained at Farrer & Co; qualified 1996; made a partner in 2003


Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (MA) Sometime Scholar


Agricultural Law Association

Well-reputed practitioner Edmund Fetherston-Dilke  "has an ability to humanise the law, ensuring that whoever he's dealing with understands the advice and, more importantly, what to do with it," say clients. He advises estates on matters ranging from property issues to tenancies and rights of way. Edmund Fetherston-Dilke is "confident, extremely able and loves the complexities of an estate deal", according to clients. He handles a range of property matters for landed estates.

Chambers UK

Edmund advises several major estates on the full variety of legal issues including residential, agricultural and business tenancies, rights of way, sporting rights, agri-environmental schemes, riparian issues and planning and environmental matters.

He is well connected in the residential and rural property markets and regularly works with a number of buying agents acquiring countryside and London properties for clients where transactions often need to be executed to brisk timetables. Often these acquisitions will involve offshore ownership structures and complex financing issues.  Edmund has been dealing in high value residential property work for more than 20 years and has substantial experience in  all matters whether freehold or leasehold, listed or new build/off-plan.  As part of his residential practice he regularly deals with lease extensions and enfranchisement matters for both landlord and tenant.  Edmund also assists his clients with their significant refurbishment projects dealing with the associated planning and construction issues. 

Finally, Edmund looks after a number of clients who have diverse commercial property interests on the granting and surrendering of leases, service charge issues and dilapidations.

A Band 1 Ranked Lawyer in Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Chambers 2018 says:

He handles the long-term management, sale and purchase of landed estates, with experience in the use of offshore structures. "When he's on the other side it's a blessed relief," says one peer, with another noting: "He's a good lawyer and I like him very much – he's easy to deal with and he knows what he's talking about." 

What Chambers High Net Worth Guide says:

'A well-known figure in the world of landed estates, Fetherston-Dilke has also extended his practice into the world of top-end London residential.'

"He is a good practical person. He knows his stuff and and is a pleasure to deal with."

He has "a great sense of humour. He's extremely bright and competent."