Rebecca Jepson

Partner


Contact Rebecca

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.

 

Specialist Areas

Commercial Property
Commercial Property
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Corporate & Commercial
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Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Accreditations

The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2022 logo The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020 logo The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2019 logo

What our clients say about Rebecca

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.

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.