Agricultural Property Partner - Thames Valley / Legal 100

Stonor Legal
Thames Valley
£90,000 - £115,000 per annum + Hybrid flexibility + Extensive benefits
25 Aug 2023
22 Sep 2023
Full Time

New - a leading Legal 100 firm with a Chambers-rated agricultural property team is now looking to appoint an experienced Legal Director or Agricultural Property Partner to join their expanding team based in the Thames Valley.

Working closely with the existing team, you will lead on a wide range of matters connected with rural land including: sales and acquisitions of agricultural land and buildings, drafting overage provisions, farm-related tenancy issues including succession rights and surrenders, way-leaves and easements, single farm/basic payment subsidy transfers, property development/investment work and more.  

You may, from time to time, also get involved in wider property work supporting the rest of the team. You will be self-motivated to get involved in business development and other activities as part of growing the practice and your own skills and reputation.

The wider Agricultural Group consists of specialist tax, trusts, agricultural litigation, environmental, planning, commercial and partnership lawyers.

The team are in expansion mode due to client demand and are looking for a further senior lawyer to join them. This role would suit a Legal Director or Partner with at least 8+ years’ experience gained within a strong regional or City firm. Your experience will have synergies with the current team who act for landed estates, Oxford Colleges, farmers and landowners, advising on the whole range of agricultural and development work.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development and growth of the department and play a key role in business development initiatives. 

The Agricultural Property team is widely recognised as the leading and largest standalone team in the region. Comprising: 2 x Partners, 1 x Director, 2 x Managing Associates, 1 x Senior Associate, 2 x Associates, 1 x Trainee and 1 x Legal Assistant, the team are a key part of the Real Estate team which is the largest department in the firm.

Examples of the teams’ recent work

  • Sale of a large block of agricultural land adjoining Milton Keynes for £189m, having advised on the grant of the Option which underlay the sale
  • Promotion Agreement and Collaboration Agreement for 320 acres of land to form one of the 14 Promotion Agreement covering 460 acres forming the Oxfordshire Costwolds Garden Village – being one of the first of the 14 new Garden Villages.
  • Acquisition of a farm including 200+ acres, listed farmhouse and buildings, riparian and railway frontages and entitlements. The case involved dealing with various title and agricultural issues and was settled at a value of over £3 million.
  • A £12.6 million refinance of farm, dairy unit and farm cottages to include redemption of existing charges over 1,850 acres and four new charges over 650 acres.


An attractive financial package is on offer + exceptional benefits.

For further details, please contact: - or:  01844 255 794.


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