Agricultural Property lawyer NQ – 2 years’ PQE READING
Private practice law firm in Reading is looking to recruit an Agricultural Property lawyer of 0 to 2 years’ PQE. The firm is looking to expand their agricultural and rural land sector focus and as a result want to appoint a new solicitor within the Real Estate Team, focusing on Agricultural matters. They are looking for someone with a real passion for rural land and those who own and occupy it. Someone who understands the deep personal associations and traditions involved, as well as the legal and commercial aspects of rural property ownership and use. In this role, you will work closely with two Senior Associates who have been steadily building the practice and establishing strong relationships with a wide variety of landowners and occupiers, from tenant farmers to landed estates. With them, you’ll advise and assist on a wide range of matters connected with rural land including sales and acquisitions of rural property (varying from small plots of land to large farms and estates); drafting overage provisions; dealing with rural related tenancy issues including succession rights and surrenders; granting wayleaves and easements; and advising on potential property development including a variety of renewable energy projects. You may, from time to time, also get involved in wider commercial property work supporting the rest of the firm’s highly regarded property team. As with all their lawyers, you’ll be encouraged to get involved in business development and other activities as part of growing the practice and your own skills and reputation and there are excellent prospects for career development/ advancement in this role. Ideally you will have gained experience of Agricultural Property, either by undertaking a seat in this area of law during your training or having specialised in Agricultural Property since qualification, but our client welcomes applications from any solicitor with a genuine interest in this field who can demonstrate some solid Commercial Property experience.