Alice specialises in rural property and acts for a wide range of clients, advising on agricultural, commercial and residential property law. Alice’s clients include individuals, charities, trusts, private estates and other landowning institutions.
Alice has a particular interest in agricultural property but also has expertise in high value residential property transactions and commercial property.
Alice advises on all aspects of rural property transactions, whether she is acting for large landowning institutions or for private clients buying a family home. She is experienced in the wide variety of issues that arise in sales and purchases, from overage to obtaining vacant possession. In addition, Alice frequently deals with secured lending, tenancies and ongoing management of land.
Alice has previously undertaken a secondment to a charity with a large rural property portfolio. During this secondment, she worked closely with agents and in-house lawyers to manage the charity’s land and rural tenancies. Alice continues to draw on this experience, particularly when advising institutional clients and working with agents.
As well as rural property expertise, Alice has a wealth of residential property experience in which she is praised for her ability to work quickly and thoroughly, as well as communicating clearly with clients and intermediaries.
Alice recognises the need for tailored advice, often with a long-term strategy in mind. Much of Alice’s work is time-sensitive and clients particularly appreciate her proactive approach whilst always having a clear oversight of the key issues.
Alice qualified as a solicitor in 2016.
- Exchanging contracts on the purchase of a large country house for £10m within 48 hours of instructions.
- Acting for a farming company client on the purchase of a strategically important arable farm for £5m, with heavily negotiated overage provisions.
- Ongoing advice to a landed estate client with agricultural, commercial and residential interests.
Alice is a member of the Agricultural Law Association.