Bertie Hoskyns-abrahall > Withers LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Withers LLP
20 Old Bailey

Living Wage

Work Department

Real estate/landed estates.


Partner in the real estate department, specialising in the sale and purchase of rural property, agricultural land and estates. Also joint head of the landed estates group, a team of 30 lawyers who specialise in advising landowning families on succession planning, management and business issues. Bertie acts as a trustee for a number of estates. He and his team have covered £350m worth of rural property in a 12-month period to Jan ‘14, and other highlights include the lease of a 12 turbine windfarm site and security of 38 sites for the development of solar towns.


Trained Withers LLP; qualified 2003; partner 2008.


Agricultural Law Association; trustee, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust; Moorland Association; CLA (London Branch Committee), Purdey Award judge.


Eton College; Newcastle University (1999, countryside management (1st class hons); University of Northumbria at Newcastle (2000, PGDL commendation; 2001, LPC distinction).


Country sports.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Hall of Fame)

Bertie Hoskyns-AbrahallWithers LLP

Bertie Hoskyns-Abrahall and Matthew Woods co-head a thriving practice at Withers LLP that acts for over 130 landed estates across England and Wales. Clients include historic landowners and successful individuals from around the world. In addition it is regularly instructed by clients entering the rural UK property market for the first time. The group is skilled at handling all aspects of rural property transactions from advising on VAT and stamp duty land tax to advising on complex trusts, cross-border planning and succession issues. Hoskyns-Abrahall also advises forestry investors and increasingly clients who are looking at carbon capture opportunities as well as biodiversity offsetting. Woods is recommended for his advice to clients about how to retain the family assets and business and on their effective transfer to successive generations. Edward Jarron deals with a broad range of property matters including the buying and selling of country houses and agricultural estates as well as development sites and renewable projects.

London > Real estate > Residential property

Henry Stuart  heads the department at Withers LLP. Stuart focuses on residential real estate transactions for UK and international individuals and institutions and is also adept at providing related tax and structuring advice on these transactions. Bertie Hoskyns-Abrahall advises landowners and estates on a wide variety of management and succession issues. In addition Hoskyns-Abrahall has a wealth of experience at advising on agricultural matters and on the commercial aspects of these deals. Nicholas Vaughan is recommended for his work on the sale and acquisition of real property while Edward Jarron deals with a broad range of complex property matters with a particular concentration on the landed estates sector. It was pleased to add Pervaze Ahmed to its ranks from Howard Kennedy LLP. The team is also skilled at assisting in the purchase of commercial property which is then converted into residential property.