I am a partner specialising in agricultural work and am very experienced in working closely with clients who operate in the farming and rural sector. I joined the firm in December 2011, bringing many clients from my own practice which merged with Butcher & Barlow at the time.
I am based at the firm’s Gadbrook Park office from where I advise a range of clients across Cheshire, North Wales and beyond.
During my career, I have acted for several landed Estates and many large institutions.
Butcher & Barlow are the recommended solicitors to members of the British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC) and I act as the lead contact for this relationship.
With over 30 year’s experience, my particular specialisms are:
- All matters connected with agricultural land;
- Development land, options and promotion agreements;
- Agricultural tenancies;
- Succession issues; and
- Partnerships and related private client matters including Wills.
In my work, it is essential that I know my clients well in order to fully understand their businesses and future aims. This knowledge enables me to provide bespoke advice on the wide-ranging aspects of land ownership, tenancy matters and other issues. I attempt to be helpful and bring objectivity to commercial situations to achieve results that are satisfactory to my clients.
I am a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and honorary legal officer to both the Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy and the Cheshire Agricultural Society, which is responsible for the Royal Cheshire Show. I am a member of the board of Trustees to the Tarporley War Memorial Hospital.
When not out walking, particularly on the Bickerton Hills, I enjoy cooking, listening to medieval choral music and watching rugby.