Agricultural and Rural Property

If you are a rural business, property or land owner, you will have your own mix of legal requirements – from conveyancing to tenancies, trusts to sporting rights. We are here to take the load, resolving the issues, so you can get on with life.

Our team specialises in all rural affairs, whether it is the sale or purchase of farms, estates, country houses, estate planning and farming infrastructure, or the related needs of your family or business. We will roll up our sleeves and get on with the job in hand, always working swiftly, diligently and sensibly towards the outcome you want.

The team is led by Marcus Thorpe, an industry expert who is top-ranked by the two main legal directories.

Recommended in The Legal 500 2021 UK Guide

‘Trethowans LLP is experienced in handling property transactions involving farms and estates, and regularly advises banks on securing lending for agricultural properties. The team also has expertise in tax planning, equine litigation and the partitioning of farms and estates.’

Testimonials from clients include:

Marcus Thorpe leads the team and has instilled an ethos of client care and efficiency. Marcus completed a transaction with 24 hours to spare on what was already a very tight timescale. First class.‘

Marcus Thorpe is one of the very few land and estate lawyers who actually visits the property and gets their boots dirty. I am convinced that this is one of the major contributory factors to his team’s efficiency. In addition it is perfectly normal to receive a telephone call from Marcus at 6:30 am or 9.30 pm, such is his dedication to exceeding expectations. This professionalism coupled with superb client bedside manner and an ability to cut through minutiae and provide pragmatic advice is what makes Marcus Thorpe a cut above the rest.‘

“A cut above the rest: very proactive, efficient and excellent at giving advice in rural and agricultural property, particularly farmland.”

Legal 500

Meet the team

Marcus Thorpe

Partner

Grainne Alen-Buckley

Partner

Amanda Inch

Partner

Rebecca Gillard

Associate

Sabrina Sleeman-Hiscock

Solicitor

Kelly Taylor

Solicitor

Emily Thompson

Trainee Solicitor