Gareth is a partner in our Agriculture and Rural Property team. Gareth advises the owners of landed estates, farmers and other rural property owners on property, strategic development and agricultural matters.
Gareth acts for landed estates, farmers and other owners of rural businesses. Gareth deals with estate and farm sales and purchases, disposals of land for development, including landowners’ agreements, options, promotion agreements, hybrid agreements and other similar development agreements. Gareth assists with estate and farm management issue and succession, including strategic advice (including Brexit considerations) and complex re-organisations. Gareth also has experience dealing with minerals and sporting leases, tenancies including agricultural holdings, commercial and residential tenancies, CAP and agri support schemes, and large & farm scale renewable energy schemes.
Before becoming a lawyer Gareth grew up on the family dairy farm. Gareth read Law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before completing his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester. He trained at a major regional firm in Bristol, qualifying in 1997 and immediately specialised in agricultural property work. Gareth joined Hewitsons in 2002 and was made a partner in 2003.
Member of the Agricultural Law Association; Member of Country Land and Business Association, sitting on the Northamptonshire County Committee and is a former member of the National Legal Parliamentary and Property Rights Committee and is the trustee of landed estates.
Gareth is rated as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 Guide 2020 and a Leading Lawyer in the Chambers & Partners 2019 guide.
Recognised in the 9th edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021
Date of Qualification
15th September, 1997
Latest testimonials"Gareth Williams leads a highly competent team of property lawyers and achieves a good balance between delegation to colleagues and remaining personally available to provide clear advice direct to clients and fellow professionals concerning complicated property matters."
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"Gareth Williams has a practical and proactive approach to projects, which is often missing elsewhere‘
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