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Denise Wilkinson

Denise Wilkinson


Denise Wilkinson is Head of our Agriculture Department.


Denise acts for landed estates, farm owners, tenants and their companies across England and Wales. She is involved in all aspects of rural land acquisition, disposal and management including complex property transactions including renewable energy options/ leases ( solar, wind , AD and Hydro) This includes dealing with tenant farmers and the reorganisation of farm ownership for families and trusts. Her advice includes all practical aspects of farming and of rural property ownership, including property dealings for diversification purposes, tax planning and those relating to potential development and management. Denise also has significant experience of advising on grazing rights, licences and AHA/FBT tenancies generally. Denise assisted by members of her team acts for several significant land-owning charities including the RSPB and the BCN Wildlife Trust advising on all aspects of their property strategy and estate management.


Denise joined Hewitsons in 1985 and has been a partner since 1989.

Additional information

Member of Agricultural Law Association and Member of the Charity Law Association Member of the Country Land and Business Association, sitting on the Derbyshire County Committee.

Denise was ranked as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 2021, and was rated in the Chambers and Partners Guide 2019. She is also has been inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Recognised in the 9th edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021.

Date of Qualification

1st October, 1984

Latest testimonials

"Denise Wilkinson is exceptional, she provides the very highest level of advice in a practical and fully engaged manner. Her manner and delivery ensures her work is completed quickly and always on time and to budget."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Denise Wilkinson exhibits great knowledge and attention to detail."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"I work regularly with Denise Wilkinson who is exceptional in every way.” 
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500