Elizabeth is the knowledge lawyer for the firm’s rural property practice, providing expert, technical legal support to the team and leading its know-how function.
Elizabeth has many years' experience as a specialist, working in the agriculture, rural property and landed estates sector. She has acted for a variety of clients including institutional landowners, charities, private trusts and individuals on all aspects of landed estate work including large transactions, renewable energy projects, rights over land and all landlord and tenant matters.
Elizabeth joined Farrer & Co in 2022 to lead the knowledge management and training function for the Rural Property team. She keeps abreast of new law and practice and trains the team on it. She develops and manages the team’s precedent documents, updating and adapting them to changing circumstances, and manages the team’s know-how database. Elizabeth also responds to legal queries and assists with sharing knowledge and resources across the wider Property team and the firm.
When in practice, Elizabeth advised on all aspects of rural property work, including whole estate and country house transactions, large scale solar projects and secured lending work, including several exercises in Estate re-financing. She also advised on agricultural tenancy arrangements, both as standalone matters and when driven by wider estate and tax planning considerations. She acted as the principal property contact on several large estates.
Elizabeth also assists in delivering training to trainee surveyors preparing for RICS and CAAV exams.
Elizabeth is recommended in the Legal 500 as “… very capable, commercially aware and a pragmatic problem solver”.
Published ‘Need to Know’ series of articles for Country Life magazine online.
Elizabeth is a member of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and the Agricultural Law Association (ALA).