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Chris Hoxley

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Butcher Andrews

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Chris is a partner and Head of Property at Butcher Andrews, specialising in commercial property and residential development. Chris acts for a variety of clients across many sectors. He has a particular expertise in residential development work, acting for a number of local and regional developers and house builders as well as local landowners, from straightforward (albeit higher value) land sales to more complex development agreements such as conditional contracts and options, promotion and overage agreements. He is also very experienced in all aspects of the landlord tenant relationship, acting for both landlords and tenants locally and regionally as well as throughout the country.


Trained Hansells, Norwich; qualified 2006. Trainee Solicitor Hansells 2004-06, assistant solicitor 2006-07; assistant solicitor Leathes Prior, Norwich 2007-11, associate 2011-13, partner 2013; joined Butcher Andrews as partner 2014 to date.


Agricultural Law Association.


Norwich School; University of Reading (2003 Batchelor of Laws): Anglia Ruskin University (2004 Legal Practice Course)


Golf (Sheringham Golf Club) amateur dramatics (Blakeney Players)

East Anglia: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Butcher Andrews acts for many local farmers and landowners around Fakenham and Holt, and further afield in East Anglia, in property sales, farm tenancies and diversification projects. Managing partner and commercial property specialist Anne Kirby advises on agricultural property matters including leasehold issues, green energy projects such as the leasing of land for wind turbine and solar park developments, and commercial lettings. She also advises on farming partnerships, wayleaves, shooting and sporting leases. Head of property Chris Hoxley also plays a key role in the practice and is best-known for diversification and farm tenancy matters. The firm's highlights from 2017 included acting for the Rutterford farming family in the sale of land for diversification, and assisting the Duncan family partnership on the sale of land for development.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia

Within: Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia

Butcher Andrews¬†provides ‚Äėan excellent service in terms of good response times, good quality pragmatic advice and very good value for money‚Äė. One client describes the practice as 'extremely efficient, quick to respond and reasonably priced,¬†with clear depth of knowledge'. The firm competes with both local and regional firms for commercial property work and has a client base that includes¬†family-owned housebuilder and developer¬†Vello Ltd, regional housebuilder Astris Homes, national window manufacturer¬†Anglian Windows Ltd, and local charity Break, which has a network of shops throughout the UK. It also acts for the¬†Holkham Estate in a range of commercial development projects.¬†Partner and head of property¬†Chris Hoxley¬† is 'able to understand complex situations very quickly; he has a fast, efficient and pragmatic approach'. Managing partner Anne Kirby¬† ‚Äėattends personally to matters in a very effective and no-nonsense manner'. For Break, she handled the¬†taking, renewal and surrender of retail shop leases throughout the country, and also matters relating to property for the care of vulnerable young adults. Solicitor¬†Sophie Thornley¬†also handles¬†the sale and purchase of commercial property, business tenancies and landlord/tenant matters.

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