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

Trethowans LLP

Work Department

Agriculture and rural property.


Marcus Thorpe is head of the firm’s Agriculture and Rural Property team, whose clients comprise farmers and rural property owners, pension trustees, banks and overseas trust corporations. Marcus has earned an impressive reputation for efficient handling of transactional property work that involves complicated tax & trust structures and agricultural issues. He specialises in the sale and purchase of farms and country houses and has a particular expertise in advising clients on the wide range of issues affecting rural property including agricultural tenancies, secured refinancing, sporting interests, equestrian property and renewable energy. 

Marcus 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.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Trethowans LLP assists with transactional work relating to the sale and purchase of farms and estates. The team also advises banks on secured lending to agri- businesses, acts on farming partnerships and is also experienced in assisting landowners with inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning. The firm also advises on agricultural and equestrian tenancies as well as on rural and country house transactions. The ‘extremely efficientMarcus Thorpe heads the practice and has expertise on lease agreements, including on the extraction of minerals from farmland within a given lease period.