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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk

James Maxwell

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/James-Maxwell/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Estates and Private Property.

Position

James acts for private and institutional landowners in relation to the management of their rural property, including landlord and tenant issues, sporting and minerals, rights of access and manorial law. He specialises in the sale and purchase of rural estates and agricultural land. He is the Editor of the firm’s Agricultural Estates Newsletter.

Career

Qualified in 2001; made partner in 2009.

Education

Emmanuel College, Cambridge.


London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

James Maxwell - Farrer & Co

Within: Agriculture and estates

The ‘excellent and knowledgeableSimon Pring  is a key member of the ‘personable and proactive’ team at Farrer & Co . Pring has a ‘particularly good knowledge of mineral rights’. The group is praised for ‘dealing with matters on a pragmatic basis and for not always looking to the professional fees first when giving advice’. The ‘prompt and articulateEdmund Fetherston-Dilke  is ‘one of the most talented lawyers around; his advice is concise, practical and helpful’. Other key figures include Paul Krafft, who routinely advises private, charitable and institutional clients on agricultural and rural matters, and James Maxwell, who is known for his work on matters such as landlord and tenant issues, renewables and sporting rights, in addition to rights of access. Highlights included acting for a longstanding client in connection with its purchase of a farm in the Yorkshire Wolds for £2.9m. The purchase was notable for the fact that it included a large wind turbine that was valued at £900,000 which was acquired through a trading subsidiary - this resulted in a number of complex tax issues. In another significant matter it has been advising an institutional client on proposals for a major glasshouse development in a horticultural development area near Chichester.

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