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Birketts LLP

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, 141-145 PRINCES STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 232300
Fax:
Fax 01473 230524
DX:
3206 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk

James Dinwiddy

Tel:
Work 01473 406375
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Agriculture

Position

Partner

Career

James joined Birketts in 2003. He is a Partner in our Agriculture Team.

With 20 years’ experience as a property lawyer James now concentrates on advising farmers, landowners and agri-businesses as well as banks lending in the agricultural sector. He deals in particular with tenancies and the buying and selling of agricultural land. He has acted for a number of landowners in the disposal of land for development, whether outright or pursuant to options or conditional contracts. Amongst his clients there are several in the renewable energy sector, harvesting landfill gas or operating anaerobic digesters. James also buys and sells residential properties.

Member


James is a member of the Suffolk Agricultural Association and the Agricultural Law Association.


East Anglia: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

At Birketts LLP ‘the service levels cannot be faulted and the appropriateness of advice is exceptional’. The firm has one of the largest specialist agriculture teams in England and from its four offices it serves a national client base on diverse matters including ecclesiastical law, public access issues, aggregates extraction and management, renewable energy projects and taxation, as well as agricultural property transactions. Among its clients are Norwich Diocesan Board of Finance, National Westminster Bank, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and HSBC Bank, as well as many landowners across the UK. Practice head Jack Royall handles property matters including landlord and tenant cases, partnership and succession planning, farm sales and diversification projects. He recently handled the review and documentation of shooting, stalking, farming, grazing and cropping arrangements on a multimillion-pound estate. The deep bench of talent includes Neil Sparrow, who handles farm sales and matters involving capital tax and estate planning, wills and trusts; Christopher Coupland who leads the firm’s agricultural banking team and also deals with property transactions; property specialist James Dinwiddy ; Nigel Farthing who has a national practice dealing with public rights of way, commons and town and village greens; legal director Stuart Jones who advises landowners and mineral operators on the development and management of mineral deposits; and legal director Rachel McKillop-Wilkin who deals with property and succession issues. ‘Excellent communicator’ and senior associate Sophia Key in Norwich is praised for her ‘perseverance, quality advice and great knowledge and understanding of all matters associated with agricultural land and farms'.

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