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Conservation Land & Landed Charities

Conservation Land & Landed Charities

About

We act for charities of all sizes and types. They are as diverse as the needs they seek to address. Our advisors therefore tailor what are already broad and flexible services to suit their needs and nowhere more so than in the conservation sector.

The sector owns and manages properties from buildings and sites with heritage interests (whether homes or ancient monuments such as stone circles) through to those with moorland, mountains and lakes or saltmarsh and marginal urban areas.

They require innovative and practical ways of helping them whether in joint ventures with industry or other charities, securing funding or the ability to purchase or protect conservation interests.

Legislative changes point to concentration on financial support in the agricultural sector for environmental projects and to those improving and protecting “Natural Capital” - the combination of renewable resources ( e.g. air, water, soil, plants and animals ) which combine to benefit people, whether physically or mentally. This land and the charities involved in the sector will underpin the implementation of this strategic change.

Hewitsons have been acting for charities and other owners involved in conservation ownership and management, for over thirty years. We have a large team experienced in dealing with the agreements for management, cultivation and use of this land, and the often unusual and rare property types with which they are involved.

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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Virginia Henley - Legal Director

Virginia Henley

Legal Director

01604 463345

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"On behalf of the trustees who attended your excellent training session yesterday, a very sincere thank you. It was excellent and I know it gave those present a lot to think about!"
A Cambridge Charitable Foundation


"Thank-you Virginia for all your help and guidance directing us through the charity incorporation process - you have been so very helpful. When colleagues have spoken to me about the conversion process, I have always, and will continue to, recommend you."
Psoriasis Association

"Thank you so much for a thought-provoking and vital presentation. I am very grateful to you. It will help immensely. All best."
Mr D

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“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.”
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“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 have a close knit team that keeps all of its members in the loop‘.
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500