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Ward Hadaway

SANDGATE HOUSE, 102 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 204 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 204 4001
DX:
730360 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE-30
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Stefan Bainbridge

Tel:
Work 0191 204 4044
Email:
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Property

Position

Partner

Career

Stefan is a Partner specialising in all aspects of agricultural property work.

Stefan has over 15 years’ experience of advising clients in relation to all aspects of rural property. He has acted in connection with the sale and purchase of numerous estates, farms and rural investment portfolios and has undertaken the first registration of large estates on behalf of landowners encompassing both their surface and mineral interests.

Stefan has extensive experience in relation to the exploitation of mineral reserves, having acted for mineral owners in the negotiation of prospecting and option agreements and the grant of leases of mines and minerals.

He has a particular expertise in opencast coal mines and sand and gravel quarries. He also has a wide experience of renewable energy projects, acting for landowning clients in relation to Solar PV agreements and on anaerobic digestion projects.

Stefan deals with complex agricultural landlord and tenant issues and has a detailed understanding of the agricultural tenancy legislation.

He has considerable experience of negotiating farm business tenancy and contract farming agreements and dealing with the surrender and re-grant of agricultural tenancies in order to maximise IHT reliefs.

Stefan acts for landowners in negotiating complex option and planning promotion agreements and conditional contracts on the sale of agricultural land for development.


North: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Assisting clients with transactions and planning matters constitutes a key portion of Ward Hadaway‚Äôs workload. The ‚Äėrecommended‚Äô team is led by Neil Robson, who is best known for his experience in advising various estates clients on land use and planning matters; he continues to advise the Northumberland National Park Authority on various issues pertaining to The Sill, a landscape discovery centre situated on the Roman Wall in a world heritage site in Northumberland. This instruction includes transactional advice and assistance with the planning application for the centre. Other key individuals include transactional property expert Alex Cox, rural property and mineral reserves specialist Stefan Bainbridge¬†and main contact for trust and asset protection issues Andrew Facer.

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