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Land & Estate Management

Land & Estate Management

About

Hewitsons' agricultural and rural business solicitors deliver specialist advice in land and Estate management, and act as a gateway to the other associated services of the firm. Our clients are private individuals Trusts or institutions managing agricultural and  rural businesses or holding farmland as an investment. The client’s enterprise may be constituted as a partnership of family members, a company or group of companies, or a sole trader.

Specific specialist expertise within the team includes advice on:
• The sale and purchase of farms, farmland and other rural property
• Dealings with all types of tenancies – agricultural, residential and business leases
• The grant of options and promotion agreements relating to residential and commercial development
• Diversification projects where farmers are seeking additional income from new projects
• Renewable energy projects, including AD, solar, wood chip and wind
• Basic payment scheme and agri-environment schemes
• Regulatory matters, particularly for intensive livestock
• Mineral leases
• SDLT
• Sporting rights

We draw on the expertise of colleagues to advise on tax and estate planning, trusts, planning, environmental and regulatory matters, and a range of other commercial and property law issues relevant in the rural context.

 

 

Key Contacts

Denise Wilkinson - Partner

Denise Wilkinson

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532743

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Gareth Williams - Partner

Gareth Williams

Partner

+44 (0)1604 463344

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"We have used Stephanie Dennis for recent projects and we are very pleased and satisfied. We will continue to use Hewitsons in the future."
Mr & Mrs L

"Thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"Stephanie Dennis is very diligent, efficient and communicative. Her work is always carried out with complete professionalism and skill."
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"Charles Hewitson is involved at all levels on a personal and business level. He is an excellent leader and ambassador for the firm."
Client quote to Legal 500

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"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

“Denise Wilkinson provides excellent advice on a range of property matters in a concise and clear way which is readily understood.”

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"Susanne Hinde is particularly good and ensures a clear and rapid response of all of the team members."
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Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


"The whole team offers excellent customer service, being responsive and timely with its advice"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“A dynamic yet pragmatic approach to getting the job done.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Hewitsons has high professional standards. They are well informed, cover all of our necessary disciplines and cover them well. They are always available at short notice when required.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500




Latest testimonials

Gareth Williams has a practical and proactive approach to projects, which is often missing elsewhere‘.
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500