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Living Wage
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

Simon Pring

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7210
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Simon-Pring/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Estates and private property.

Position

Simon is head of the estates and private property team. He advises large landowning clients (primarily those with landed estates) on all aspects of property law arising in relation to their ownership including all investment leasing as well as sales and purchases. Clients include institutional and charitable bodies (e.g. The Duchy Of Lancaster and the Church Commissioners) as well as a number of private estates.

Career

Trained at Farrer & Co, qualified in 1988, became a partner in 1995, appointed Assistant Solicitor for the Affairs of the Duchy of Lancaster 1996.

Member

Agricultural Law Association, Cambridge University Land Society, Country Land and Business Association, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Westminster and Holborn Law Society, and Devon and Somerset Stag Hounds.

Education

Cambridge University.


London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Pring - 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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