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Julie Robinson

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Roythornes Solicitors

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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.

East Midlands: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

The ‘excellent’ team at Roythornes Solicitors handles a varied caseload covering commercial property mandates, sustainable energy projects, joint ventures, common agricultural policy work, dispute resolution and succession and tax planning for farm businesses. Poultry business structures and land transactions are areas of particular strength. Julie Robinson heads the team from Alconbury, which includes ‘highly experienced’ litigator Tim Russ, who ‘has excellent judgement’ and ‘brings specialist agricultural expertise to bear on trust and estate issues’; litigation ‘heavyweightAlan Plummer; vegetable and potato production expert Simeon Disley; and property specialist Tom Foottit. Foottit recently advised a client on a phased disposal of a substantial agricultural and equestrian estate, involving among other things issues with the Rural Payments Agency. Paul Thompson joined from Freeths LLP .

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