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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.

Memberships & Accolades

Edmund is listed as a Top recommended 2020, Landed Estate lawyer in Spear's 500 2021 edition.


"Simply a superlative lawyer with such a wide range of knowledge and expertise. Calm, convincing and brilliant" (Legal 500 2024)

"Edmund is a super nice guy, and is incredibly intelligent." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"He is commonly recommended for his expertise in this space and works well for his clients." (Chambers UK 2023)

'Edmund Fetherston Dilke is "excellent in practical and legal terms … highly likable, good with clients , approachable and helpful and very responsive" (Legal 500 2023)

'"Edmund Featherstone Dilke ... is a man with more real estate law knowledge than anyone else I have ever dealt with." (Legal 500 2023)

"Edmund Fetherston-Dilke [is an] exceptional operator." (Legal 500 2023)

"...very much best in class. No safer hands could be used for property transactions. He is efficient, humorous, incredibly sharp and intelligent." (Chambers HNW 2022 - Real Estate: High Value Residential)

Edmund is ranked in the Hall of Fame for Agriculture and Estates in Legal 500 2022.

"Edmund Fetherstone-Dilke – represents technical excellence with hard work and a sense of humour!" (Legal 500 2022)

"Edmund Fetherston-Dilke is in my view incomparable in terms of breadth of experience, intelligence and approach to dealing with legal matters." (Legal 500 2022)

Edmund is ranked Band 2 for Real Estate: High Value Residential in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021. 

"He always gives extremely sound and sensible advice. He always articulates himself very clearly and instils confidence. He has the complete trust of his client." (Chambers HNW 2021)

"He has a huge amount of presence and gravitas. He gives an incredible service and fantastic advice." (Chambers HNW 2021)

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."

Edmund is listed as a Spears Top 10 rural lawyer and described as  "affable and approachable"

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