Marcus Thorpe > Trethowans LLP > Salisbury, England > Lawyer Profile

Trethowans LLP

Work Department

Agriculture and rural property.


Marcus is the head of Trethowans’ Agricultural & Rural Property team, specialising in the sale and purchase of farms, estates and country houses. With approaching 20 years’ experience, his professional service is recognised industry-wide.

Marcus also advises clients on a wide range of issues affecting rural property, including tenancies, secured lending, sporting interests, equestrian property and renewable energy. Marcus acts for farmers and other rural property owners, pension trustees, banks and overseas clients. He is on the Lexis Nexis steering group for agriculture, which is charged with guiding Lexis Nexis on the provision of legal advice to practitioners.


Qualified 2004; joined Trethowans in October 2006 and was made head of department in August 2009; partner Trethowans 2011.


Away from the day job, Marcus enjoys time in the garden with his Jack Russell and on a boat in Poole Harbour with his family, not necessarily in that order.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Trethowans LLP houses a respected agricultural practice, praised for its ‘individual and collective expertise‘ across a host of matters. The team has developed a true specialism in agricultural and rural matters, advising on a range of matters, including secured lending of banks on agricultural properties, transactional work relating to farms and estates and inheritance tax and capital gains. The team is jointly led by a number of individuals; Marcus Thorpe , Mihiri Gajraj , Steve Cole, Kathryn Evans and Kelvin Farmaner. Kathryn Anderson boosts the firm’s agricultural probate offering.