Rebecca Jepson

Partner


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I am a solicitor based at the Firm’s dedicated commercial and agricultural office on Gadbrook Park, Northwich.

I specialise in commercial and agricultural property and business transactions. I advise property developers, landed estates, farmers and SMEs on buying and selling property, tenancy matters and business structures.  I also advise business owners and investors on share and asset sales.

Although I am from Cheshire, I spent the first five years of my career in the City of London, working on complex and high-value real estate and corporate transactions and commercial disputes. I qualified at a City firm in 2013 before deciding to move back to Cheshire in the following year to join Butcher & Barlow. Prior to undertaking my training, I studied history at the University of Manchester, gaining a first-class honours degree, and then studied the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London, subsequently obtaining a first-class law degree.

My work typically includes:

  • advising tenant farmers on surrendering protected agricultural tenancies;
  • farm acquisitions and sales;
  • drafting farm business tenancies;
  • advising landed estates in managing their commercial and agricultural property portfolios;
  • advising farming enterprises on partnership and shareholders agreements;
  • acting for property developers on acquisitions, options and promotion agreements, including on acquisitions which are conditional on planning permission;
  • acting for landowners on the grant of options to work minerals or for development;
  • commercial landlord and tenant matters, commercial refinance and property acquisition across a variety of property types, from hotels to warehouses to canal wharfs; and.
  • advising business owners and investors on corporate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, restructurings and joint ventures

Recent highlights include:

  • Acting for a Charitable Trusts on the grant of an option for residential development.
  • Acting for a Charitable Trust on the acquisition of a local business park for over £7 million.
  • Advising an Estate on multiple commercial and agricultural landlord and tenant matters.
  • Acting for a land promoter on the promotion of a site in North Wales for residential development of over 200 houses.
  • Acting for on the purchase of a new dairy farm for a local farming family.
  • Acting on a Haulage Company share sale for over £2 million.

I pride myself on getting to know my client’s motivations and key concerns. I give practical advice and explain complex legal issues succinctly so that my clients understand the consequences and risks of potential problems.

When not I work, I love to bake and have recently taken up running to compensate for this! I also enjoy playing netball and I am a proud member of a local netball club.

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Specialist Areas

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Agriculture
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Commercial Property
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Corporate & Commercial

Accreditations

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What our clients say

Rebecca guided us through the complex process of purchasing a business & leasing premises, she was friendly & approachable, whilst remains professional at all times. She explained things in an easy to understand way, kept us informed at all stages & clearly had our interest in mind at all times. She helped make what could be a stressful time, much calmer & we would recommend her wholeheartedly.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. I am extremely grateful that you kept me updated and worked quickly to achieve the tight deadline imposed on us.

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