Edmund's practice has grown over many years to include agricultural estates work, residential and commercial property. This breadth of experience benefits clients, many of whom have a wide variety of property interests. His clients vary from institutional land owners, charities, property companies, individuals and farmers. Edmund was appointed the Solicitor to the Duchy of Cornwall in June 2020.
Edmund has significant experience in looking after a variety of landed estates. He is familiar with the panoply of issues that can be encountered including rights of way, forestry issues, agri-environmental schemes and the special regimes applying to agricultural tenants. Edmund advises both on the management of landed estates as well as the sale and purchase.
Edmund also has considerable experience in the sale and purchase of super-prime London residential property including transaction structures as corporate wrappers.
Finally Edmund looks after a number of clients whose interests are solely in commercial property.
Edmund qualified as a solicitor in 1996.
Edmund has been ranked in The Legal 500, Spears and Chambers UK in the Agricultural and Rural affairs sections for a number of years and is also a contributor to the firm's Agricultural and Estates Newsletter and the Financial Times. Edmund is listed in the Hall of Fame for Agriculture and Estates in Legal 500 2021, and is ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK 2021 for Agriculture & Rural Affairs.
Edmund Fetherston-Dilke is highly rated for his expertise in landed estates work and he often handles complex property management matters and high-value transactions. An interviewee describes him as"reliable, hard-working and knowledgeable." (Chambers UK 2021)
"Edmund Fetherston-Dilke brings a huge number of years of experience to the table and occasionally tells jokes that make me laugh. He is particularly good on complicated title issues or matters needing rural and agricultural expertise." (Legal 500 2021)
"Edmund Fetherston-Dilke is a pleasant individual that I enjoy working with and I find his attention to detail of particular merit. He is easy to deal with and I believe provides clients with the confidence required to complete high value property transactions." (Legal 500 2021)
"Edmund Fetherston-Dilke is a joy to work with, makes law fun and understandable, and always wants the best for his clients." (Legal 500 2021)
"Edmund is at the top of his game and is well respected within the industry." (Legal 500 2021)
"...Edmund Fetherston-Dilke are all pleasant individuals that I enjoy working with and I find their attention to detail of particular merit. All are easy to deal with and I believe provide clients with the confidence required to complete high value property transactions." (Legal 500 2021)
"He is a fountain of knowledge and provides superb counsel to our clients. His depth of knowledge of all things residential, farming and land related never fails to impress our clients. He has a superb ability to find solutions to seemingly impossible transaction issues." (Client) Chambers High Net Worth 2020
"He brings a huge amount of gravitas to a deal." Chambers High Net Worth 2020
"He's a very positive, very capable and very experienced solicitor who brings pragmatism to the transaction and guides the client to make better decisions." (Client) Chambers High Net Worth 2019
Chambers UK 2018 describes Edmund (ranked in Band 1) with the following entry: "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."
While the 2017 directory states he is "very efficient and technically very adept. He doesn't beat around the bush, he gets to the point in a nice way." Further commentators describe him as "laid back and good to deal with."
Edmund is listed as a Spears Top 10 rural lawyer and described as "affable and approachable"
He is also a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 2017 directory.