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Roythornes Solicitors

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Tim Russ

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Roythornes Solicitors

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Litigation, agricultural property, notary


Tim is a senior dispute resolution lawyer specialising in agricultural law, food law, private client and property disputes. He advises on agricultural tenancies, landlord and tenant disputes, property disputes, partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, Single Farm Payment, quota disputes and contractual claims. Tim has handled a number of judicial reviews especially for food businesses and farmers against the Foods Standards Agency and DEFRA. He also handles wills, probate and trust disputes both for trustees and beneficiaries including disputes under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He has a particular interest in animal disease issues and has dealt with many of leading cases concerning both Bovine Tb and Foot and Mouth disease. He has also acted in a number of leading cases concerning the licensing and regulation of meat businesses. Tim is a qualified mediator accredited by both the ADR Group and CEDR, is on the Court of Appeal mediation panel and is accredited as a practitioner member by the Law Society Civil and Commercial mediation panel. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits as an arbitrator as well as advising arbitrators and on occasions sitting with them as legal advisor.

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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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Tim Russ - Roythornes Solicitors

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Noted for its ‘particular expertise in agricultural estates’, Roythornes Solicitors focuses on will disputes, proprietary estoppel claims, Inheritance Act claims and trust disputes, often involving generational issues. Court of protection matters are another key area. Practice head Tim Russ ‘is an excellent lawyer to have on your side in a difficult situation’ and recently advised a claimant on a proprietary estoppel claim regarding a Yorkshire farm that had been settled tentatively in mediation, but has now moved on to Chancery division.

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