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Hewitsons

ELGIN HOUSE, BILLING ROAD, NORTHAMPTON, NN1 5AU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01604 233233
Fax:
Fax 01604 627941
DX:
15623 NORTHAMPTON 3
Email:
Web:
www.hewitsons.com

Gareth Williams

Tel:
Work 01604 463344
Email:
Hewitsons

Work Department

Agriculture, Food & Rural Business

Career

Gareth acts for Landed Estates, farmers and other owners of rural businesses. Gareth deals with Estate and farm sales and purchases, Disposals of land for development, including Landowners’ Agreements, Options, Promotion, Hybrid and other development similar agreements and Estate and farm management including strategic advice and complex re-organisations.

Gareth also has experience dealing with Minerals and sporting leases, Tenancies including Agricultural Holdings, commercial and residential tenancies, CAP issues and Large & farm scale renewable energy schemes.

Member

Member of the Agricultural Law Association. Member of Country Land and Business Association, sitting on the Northamptonshire County Committee and is a former member of the National Legal Parliamentary and Property Rights Committee Trustees of Landed Estates

Education

Before becoming a lawyer Gareth grew up on the family dairy farm. Gareth read Law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before completing his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester. He trained at a major regional firm in Bristol, qualifying in 1997 and immediately specialised in agricultural property work. Gareth joined Hewitsons in 2002 and was made a partner in 2003.


East Midlands: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Gareth Williams - Hewitsons

Within: Agriculture and estates

Hewitsons’ ‘exceptional’ team counts large landed estates and major agricultural producers among its clients and ‘understands the issues affecting farms and agricultural estates’. The ‘accessibleGareth Williams jointly heads the practice with Denise Wilkinson in Cambridge. Senior solicitor Stephanie Dennis is also recommended. In an illustration of the uptick in development-related mandates, Williams recently advised a client on the sale of a property to two house builders, involving seven landowners who had previously entered into a promotion agreement through which the promoter had obtained a planning permission for the sale of the land for residential development. Williams also led in assisting a landed estate client with the surrender and re-grant of an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy. Clients include Merton College, Oxford, Castle Ashby Estate and Cubley Estate.

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