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Wrigleys Solicitors LLP’s ‘extremely well-prepared’ practice is headed by the ‘efficient and practical’ Jonathan Attey. The team often acts for landowners disposing of land for development purposes, and also handles diversification schemes. Paul Nash and Rachel Meredith are ‘professional and very well-informed’. Valerie James has retired.

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP’s ‘strong and experienced’ team is led by consultant Martin Whitehead and includes renewable energy specialist Andrew Oliver and property partner Janice Rawlings. The practice is handling a growing renewable energy workload.

Headed by the ‘approachable and tactical’ Paul Burkinshaw, Harrowells Solicitors’ practice handles a wide range of contentious matters relating to partnerships, probate and access. Litigation head Simon Black and commercial property partner Stephen Proctor are also recommended.

Lupton Fawcett Denison Till’s ‘excellent’ team, led by consultant David Grice and the ‘faultlessJohanne Spittle, advises on land use, employment issues and renewable energy projects, as well as landlord and tenant disputes.

McCormicks is noted for its advice to landowners on the diversification of their estates, as well as for its handling of estate issues for charities such as the Outward Bound Trust and Duke of Edinburgh Award. Peter McCormick is the key figure.

Mills & Reeve LLP’s ‘knowledgeable’ team includes ‘top performerJulia Rangecroft, who specialises in tax planning concerning agricultural assets and heritage properties. The group is led by Cambridge-based Michael Aubrey.

Raworths’ department has a strong commercial focus, with particular expertise in the sale and purchase of agricultural land. William Kinread and Christopher Butterworth lead the team, which includes David Garfitt, who joined from Langleys Solicitors LLP.

The ‘accurate and professional’ team at Rollits LLP is headed by the ‘formidable’ Neil Franklin, who handles farm sales, purchases and tenancies, with an increasing focus on renewable energy work.

At Grays, practice head Lyn Rickatson advises farmers and large estates on diversification schemes and also handles commercial and agricultural matters.

Langleys Solicitors LLP’s ‘efficient’ team includes associate Phil Robinson, who handles farm sales and tenancies. The team has acted for developers and landowners. David Garfitt is now at Raworths.

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    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

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