Julie Robinson > Roythornes Solicitors > Spalding, England > Lawyer Profile

Roythornes Solicitors
PE11 3YR

Work Department

Agricultural property, agricultural estates, charities




Previously chief legal adviser at the National Farmers’ Union, Julie now heads up our agriculture team. Described by The Legal500 as having ‘a high degree of competence and a forensic mind’ Julie has extensive knowledge of how the Common Agricultural Policy and other EU regimes impact on businesses. She knows her way round the domestic regulations which govern day to day management on farms and estates and is well placed to advise on a range of subjects, including farm tenancies, cropping licences, contracting agreements, shooting leases and partnership matters. When not working directly on client matters, Julie manages our internal agri-academy and blogs, tweets, writes articles and gives talks on the latest legal developments that impact on farm businesses. She is a member of the Council of the Agricultural Law Association, the NFU and the British Association of Shooting and Conservation. In 2013 she was invited to be part of the Future of Farming Review group, a joint industry-government initiative aimed at exploring and making recommendations to ensure the sector has the right people and structures to meet future challenges. Julie is also Registrar to the Diocese of Lincoln.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Leading individuals)

Julie RobinsonRoythornes Solicitors

The depth of knowledge, particularly in agricultural matters, is excellent,‘ says a client of Roythornes Solicitors. The firm operates as a single agriculture practice across five offices, two of which are in East Anglia. Julie Robinson in Alconbury is the key partner, with Tom Foottit working in both Alconbury and Spalding. The firm acts for  farmers, tenants and developers, as well as some family estates. It primarily handles property and private client matters involving agricultural land and estates. Its property work ranges from residential and small leasehold arrangements to complex development and financing arrangements. Senior associate Kirsten Rimmer is also recommended.

East Midlands > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Roythornes Solicitors has a strong focus on land, property and estates with a nationwide client base consisting of farm businesses and estates. The firm has strong experience in a range of land transactions, ranging from residential and small leasehold arrangements to sustainable energy and agricultural land sales. The team is jointly led by Julie Robinson, Tom Foottit, Simeon Disley, Edd Johnson and Emma Hill. Notable developments included Alan Plummer retiring from private practice and senior associate Claire Hindmarch joining from Wilkin Chapman LLP.