Agriculture & estate finance

Trethowans’ agricultural & rural property team specialises in agriculture & estate finance and has many years' experience in this sector.

We act for both borrowers (acting with brokers and clients to secure a smooth draw down of funds) and lenders (in the many instances where independent legal advice is required by the bank).

The team works closely with the firm’s corporate finance, employment and property litigation teams to ensure that clients receive comprehensive advice in relation to the many issues that arise on agriculture & estate finance transactions.

Our clients include:

  • Standard Chartered (Jersey) Limited
  • Handelsbanken AB publ
  • Clydesdale Bank plc
  • Lloyds TSB Bank plc

Recent work highlights include:

  • Acting for a lender taking security over a Berkshire estate valued at c. £37m
  • Acting for a borrower providing security over a Buckinghamshire farm and commercial portfolio and a poultry farm in Yorkshire, total value  c. £32m
  • Acting for a lender taking security over a Lincolnshire estate valued at £15m

If you would like assistance with any agricultural finance queries, please contact Marcus Thorpe.


Marcus Thorpe
Partner & Head of Agriculture & Rural Property
Agriculture & Rural Property
01722 426932
07876 068 221
Agriculture & Rural Property