Associate - Rural Property

England, London, City of London
£70000 - £90000 per annum + Negotiable + Excellent Benefits
05 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Jonathan Kitto
Full Time
Practice Areas
Agriculture, Real Estate
Experience Level
Mid Level

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Rural Property and Estate team of a pioneering Top 70 UK law firm. The firm is seeking an Associate Solicitor to join the City of London office.

You will find that this high-calibre team is steadily growing and operating on some top-quality work in the sector. This is an ideal position for an agriculture/landed estates solicitor to progress their career.

The firm

Their client base comprises market disrupters operating across the new technologies industry, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to major international corporations.

Based in the City of London, you will benefit from excellent commuter links as well as a stunning and modern office.
This commercial practice is instructed on some of the most significant and impactful transactional work that is very much on par with City level work.

They have attracted the highest calibre of lawyers due to their location and the quality of work they do.

The firm operates a modern approach with excellent hybrid and remote working solutions in place. You will find a forward-thinking and inclusive work culture well-known for its friendliness.

The role

This award-winning law firm is seeking a Rural Property Solicitor 2-5 PQE to join their flourishing office based in the City of London.

You will join a close-knit team, ranked very highly for their work. The work will involve a variety of matters including the sale and purchase of farms and landed estates as well rural residential property.

Other matters covered by the team includes the sale of land for both commercial and residential development and the grant of leases for renewable energy projects.

The clients the team services include high and ultra-high net worth international and UK individuals as well as commercial and charitable organisations.

You will be working closely alongside a celebrated Partner on specialist matters such as advising on occupancy arrangements for agricultural land including the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and contract farming and share farming agreements.

There will also be the opportunity to advise on management issues including commercial leases, grant of easements, release of restrictive covenants, rural residential landlord and tenant and first registration of unregistered land.

The ideal candidate will have a background in rural practice and an interest in country life. Knowledge of environmental policy, agricultural tenancies, unregistered land and manorial rights will be hugely beneficial.

This position comes with a large amount of client contact and you will be covered to manage your own files autonomously with Partner support. You will also be encouraged to partake in the team's business development activities, such as strengthening client relationships, writing articles and attending events.

With both formal and informal training alongside mentoring from a top Partner in the practice area, this is an exceptional opportunity to accelerate your career in Estates and Agricultural law.


  • You will be an England & Wales qualified solicitor 2-5 years PQE
  • Previous experience in landed estates/agricultural law is essential
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to work in a team.


  • Competitive salary above the market rate and dependent on experience
  • 25 days holiday
  • Hybrid working
  • Private healthcare and life assurance

This is an excellent opportunity for an Agriculture & Estates Solicitor to join this highly-regarded practise in the heart of the legal district, on the edge of the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.

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