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Tristan Ward

Tel:
Work 020 7831 9222
Email:
Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner specialising in advising private clients in connection with their interests in real property, including residential, agricultural, highways, minerals and the environment. Recent significant transactions include: acquisition of 3,500 acres of prime agricultural land for a collective investment fund; acting on the disposal of investment property in the City of London and a trophy residential property for trustees; seeking possession of land subject to terms protected by the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986; advising a charity in connection with the proposed development of 250 acres; advising in connection with the grant of options for a lease of a windfarm.

Career

Trained Bailey, Shaw & Gillett; qualified 1997; Macfarlanes 1997, partner 2008. Author of various publications in the legal press and scientific journals.

Member

Agricultural Law Association; United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.

Education

Winchester College; Magdalen College, Oxford; University College, London; Imperial Cancer Research Fund.


London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Tristan Ward - Macfarlanes LLP

Within: Agriculture and estates

At Macfarlanes LLP department head Tristan Ward and Michael Ranson  provide a ‘Rolls-Royce service in terms of their comprehensive advice to UHNW clients’. Clients range from international and British business people, pension funds and life assurers to traditional country estates. Highlights included advising Pilgrim’s Pride on its $1.3bn acquisition of Moy Park (a poultry business) from JBS, its Brazilian owners, which involved undertaking a due diligence exercise in relation to the company’s extensive UK agricultural land holdings and production facilities which were held both as freehold and leasehold land.

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