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Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP

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Richard Cripps

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Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial property.


Managing partner, commercial property partner and head of the rural business team. Areas of work include property investment and estate management, property development, agricultural property, acting for landlords and tenants in lettings of and dealings with business premises.


Trained Furley Page, Canterbury; qualified 1991; Cooper Carter Claremont 1991; Gullands Solicitors, Maidstone 1998; partner Gullands 2001, managing partner Gullands 2008; joined Rix & Kay as partner 2013 to date.


Law Society; Law Society Management Section; Law Society Property Section; Institute of Directors; Canterbury Farmers Club; Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.


Eastbourne Grammar School; Newcastle Polytechnic (1988 LLB (Hons)); Guildford College of Law (1989 Law Society Finals).


Golf, cricket, rugby.

South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

The rural business team at Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP has a long-standing tradition of assisting the farming and rural business communities in Sussex and Kent and beyond. The team members act for landowners and farmers on the acquisition and sale of agricultural land, deal with farm business agreements and partnerships and agricultural easements. The practice is headed by Richard Cripps in Sevenoaks and William Keating in Brighton.

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Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP’s Uckfield practice assists charities and non-profit organisations with all aspects of their operations, such as registration, constitution and governance, commercial and corporate negotiations, property acquisitions, fundraising and contentious matters. Bruce Hayter, Alan Zeal and Richard Cripps are the key contacts.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

The Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP team attracts a diverse range of clients from agricultural and estate owners to developers and industrial companies. David Andrew Ashton undertakes transactions for developers, investors and owner/occupiers and specialises in new homes development work, commercial leases and acquisitions and disposals and managing partner Richard Cripps  also specialises in development work. Stewart Gregory, who joined from  from Browne Jacobson LLP in April 2018, brings healthcare sector expertise.

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