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Mills & Reeve LLP

BOTANIC HOUSE, 100 HILLS ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1PH, ENGLAND
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Work 0344 880 2666
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122891 CAMBRIDGE 4
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www.mills-reeve.com

Amanda Tagg

Tel:
Work 01223 222265
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Agriculture and estates.

Position

Amanda specialises in all aspects of agricultural property law, with an emphasis on work for institutional and corporate clients that hold agricultural land as an investment, and on rural property development. She has very wide experience of most aspects of agricultural and property law, including the acquisition, management and disposal of freehold and leasehold agricultural estates; agricultural tenancies; single-farm payment; agri-environmental schemes; and diversification of agricultural land (for example, through commercial activities such as business and research parks, residential development schemes and energy projects). Her recent work includes advising: a private investment company on the acquisition of a 1,200 acre estate in Norfolk for ÂŁ11m and in relation to the acceptance of a surrender by one of its agricultural tenants of a tenancy of a substantial estate in Essex and advising on the ongoing management of both estates; a charity on the grant of a strategic land option over 300 acres of farmland to a national housebuilder (with a minimum land value of ÂŁ30m), the restructuring of occupational leasehold interests and management arrangements at its research park and the potential redevelopment of parts of the park; a private client in relation to the grant of an option to a supermarket chain to construct an eco-friendly supermarket and associated food academy on allotment and agricultural land in Norfolk; and a leading international university in relation to the restructuring of agricultural tenancies on its agricultural estate in Shropshire.

Career

Trained Slaughter and May, London; qualified 1998. Trainee solicitor, Slaughter and May 1996-98; solicitor 1998-2005; senior solicitor, Mills & Reeve 2005-06; associate 2006-10; partner 2010 to date.

Education

Manshead Upper School, Caddington, Luton; Queens College Cambridge (1992-95 BA Hons law 2:1); College of Law, Guildford (1995-96 LPC, distinction).

Leisure

Swimming, playing the piano.


East Anglia: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Amanda Tagg - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Agriculture and estates

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Michael Aubrey in Cambridge is joint head of the firm’s food and agribusiness sector group and has a national reputation as an expert on all areas of agricultural law. Tim Ryan in Norwich acts for landowner clients on multimillion-pound, complex collaboration, promotion, option and contribution agreements as well as in relation to general acquisitions and disposals. Amanda Tagg handles matters relating to agricultural land diversification. These three standout practitioners, backed by an experienced junior team, give the firm a prominent role in some of the largest and most complex deals nationally in the agricultural and landed estates sector.

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London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

With its national reach, Mills & Reeve LLP acts for traditional farming clients as well as several of the landowning Cambridge and Oxford colleges. Other clients include a number of pension funds, prestigious landed estates and many substantial national farming businesses. Michael Aubrey is a key member of the firm’s food and agribusiness practice, while Tim Ryan advises a range of landowner clients on a myriad of complex issues including significant acquisitions and disposals of land. Amanda Tagg has considerable experience of agricultural land diversification.

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