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Wilkin Chapman LLP

17 CORNMARKET, LOUTH, LN11 9QA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01507 606161
Fax:
Fax 01507 600015
DX:
27551 LOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.wilkinchapman.co.uk

Flora Bennett

Tel:
Work 01507 606161
Email:
Wilkin Chapman LLP

Work Department

Agriculture

Position

Partner in Agricultural Department, specialising in agricultural property. Work includes sales, purchases, mortgages, tenancies, partnership deeds and dissolutions, first registrations of complex/large areas, trusts, exploration agreements, development options, and overage agreements. Examples of recent high value work: partition of farm worth over £9m leading to registration of 47 separate parcels of land; and sale of farm with cottages for £4.4m.

Also head of Tourism and Leisure Sector at Wilkin Chapman.

Career

Trained Cuff Roberts North Kirk; qualified 1985; Sills & Betteridge 1985-87; Wilkin Chapman 1987-89; Allison & Helmer 1999-2000; Grange Wintringham 2000-10; Wilkin Chapman LLP 2010-to date

Member

Agricultural Law Association; Country Landowners Association; National Farmers Union; Lincolnshire Agricultural Society; Farm Stay (local secretary); Green Business Tourism Scheme

Education

Birkenhead High School; Aberystwyth University(1982 LLB 2.1); College of Law, Chester (1983 Law Society Finals)

Leisure

Interest in local, historical, country and charitable events (eg Wolds Walking Festival, Heritage Open Days, Louth Museum, promotion of Lincolnshire and the food it produces, environmental issues, local charities). Also run self-catering business on family farm.


East Midlands: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

The ‚Äėthoroughly professional team‚Äô at Wilkin Chapman LLP¬†demonstrates strength across a range of agricultural law and estates matters, including litigation, tax and trusts, employment and family law. Practice head Catherine Harris¬†is especially well-versed in large-scale transactions, farming subsidies and agriculture environmental schemes, tenancy matters and succession and restructuring work. Acquisition specialist Flora Bennett¬†and property and energy expert Jonty Pearson¬†are noted alongside litigator Andrew Holt¬†who is ‚Äėunstinting and meticulous in his work‚Äô. Recent highlights include advising Bray and Sons as landlord on the negotiation and grant of a 25-year lease of a property for the purpose of using it for development and an anaerobic digestion plant. Other clients include Stourton Estates.

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