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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

JUNEAU HOUSE, SITKA DRIVE, SHREWSBURY BUSINESS PARK, SHREWSBURY, SY2 6LG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01743 241551
Fax:
Fax 01743 241623
Email:
Web:
www.fbcmb.co.uk

Sarah Baugh

Tel:
Work 01743 266287
Email:
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Work Department

Agricultural and Rural Services

Position

A Partner at the Firm, Sarah heads up the Agricultural & Rural Services Team in Shropshire and specialises in all aspects of property based agricultural and landed estate work. She provides clients with a detailed knowledge and understanding of matters arising in the acquisition and disposal of freehold land as well as agricultural, residential or business leasehold matters with particular emphasis on Agricultural Holding Act Tenancies, estate management, refinancing, subsidy advice and agri-environmental schemes.

She has built her reputation in acting as legal advisor to some of the largest landed estates across the Midlands and into Wales as well as multi-generational family farmers in recognising their farming business structures and partnerships.

Sarah is President of the Staffordshire Committee of The Country Landowner and Business Association (CLA) and has recently completed a five year term on the CLA’s National Legal, Parliamentary and Property Rights Sub Committee.

Career

Trained Martineau; qualified 1997; associate Gwynnes (later to become mfg Solicitors) 2004-06; partner mfg 2006-2012 (head of agricultural and rural affairs division 2008-2012); partner FBC Manby Bowdler LLP 2012.

Languages

A-Level German; French to degree.

Member

Fellow of Agricultural Law Association (ALA); The Country Land and Business Association (CLA); President of Staffordshire Committee of CLA.

Education

Sarah obtained her Law and French Degree at the University of Birmingham in 1994 before completing the Legal Practice Course in 1995, achieving Distinction.

Leisure

Adult member of Telford Aqua Swimming Club; ASA qualified timekeeper and level 1 judge.


West Midlands: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP  is known for its ‘dedication to client satisfaction’, with expertise in succession planning, family law and dispute resolution. Sarah Baugh co-heads the practice and focuses on property and business-based agricultural matters. Fellow practice head Steven Corfield also specialises in agricultural law, with a notable skillset in restructurings, succession planning and contentious matters. Tom Devey is ‘extremely prompt with any requests’ and possesses ‘a wealth of knowledge on a broad range of land and agricultural law’.  Other key figures include Suzanne Tucker, who is known for her ‘knowledge of planning law’; town planning specialist Niall Blackie; probate claims expert Craif Ridge; and Brian Aikman, who works on agricultural litigation.

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