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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

ONE TRINITY, BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 2HF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0344 984 1501
DX:
727902 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Simon Kirkup

Tel:
Work 0191 279 9374
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Private wealth: agriculture, farms and estates.

Position

Simon is a partner and advises individuals, families, charities and trusts in relation to a wide range of legal, commercial and personal issues.  He also acts as a trustee for many significant landowning families – and seeks innovative solutions to the many challenges that the ownership of landed estates presents.  He advises private and commercial investors in the acquisition and management of farms and estates – covering sporting, agricultural and commercial aspects.  Simon regularly lectures at seminars and conferences.

Career

Dickinson Dees 1990; qualified 1992; partner and head of the firm’s agriculture, farms and estates group 1999; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

Member

Agricultural Law Association, Moorland Association, Country Landowners Association, Game and Wildlife Conservancy Trust, Salmon and Trout Association.


North: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Kirkup - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Within: Agriculture and estates

The ‘professional’ team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP ‘provides an excellent level of service’ to an impressive client roster that includes various private estate owners and other landowning organisations as well as public authorities and historic property management and conservation bodies such as The National Trust, English Heritage and Church Commissioners. Recent work includes advising various clients on property transactions, agricultural tenancy issues and mineral and wind farm option leases. Simon Kirkup heads the team and has ‘substantial experience and expertise as well as good client-handling skills’. Legal director Andrew Farquharson is also recommended.

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South West: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP provides ‘expert agricultural and development advice and a good strategic approach’. Clients include the National Trust, English Heritage, the Society of Merchant Venturers, the National Farmers Union, and RwE. Head of the team Robert Drewett is ‘very experienced in tenancy and multi-owner scenarios’; he has expertise in acting for landowners on development deals and acts in connection with the sale and purchase of all kinds of rural property, the letting of land and other rural property, general asset management, the negotiation of minerals leases, the resolution of Agricultural Holdings Act issues, and on behalf of landowning charities. Simon Kirkup also leads the practice.

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