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Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams - Partner

Overview

Gareth is a partner and heads the Northampton Agriculture and Rural Property team. Gareth advises Estate owners, farmers and other rural property owners on property, strategic development and agricultural matters.

Experience

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 and complex re-organisations. Gareth also has experience dealing with minerals and sporting leases, tenancies including agricultural holdings, commercial and residential tenancies, CAP issues and large & farm scale renewable energy schemes.

Background

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.

Additional information

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 2016 and a Leading Lawyer in the Chambers & Partners 2017 guide.