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1 OLD POST OFFICE STREET, FAKENHAM, NORFOLK, NR21 9BL, ENGLAND
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Work 01328 863 131
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Fax 01328 864 705
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31351 FAKENHAM
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www.butcherandrews.co.uk

East Anglia: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 3

Butcher Andrews

Butcher Andrews acts for many local farmers and landowners around Fakenham and Holt, and further afield in East Anglia, in property sales, farm tenancies and diversification projects. Managing partner and commercial property specialist Anne Kirby advises on agricultural property matters including leasehold issues, green energy projects such as the leasing of land for wind turbine and solar park developments, and commercial lettings. She also advises on farming partnerships, wayleaves, shooting and sporting leases. Head of property Chris Hoxley also plays a key role in the practice and is best-known for diversification and farm tenancy matters. The firm's highlights from 2017 included acting for the Rutterford farming family in the sale of land for diversification, and assisting the Duncan family partnership on the sale of land for development.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 2

Butcher Andrews

Butcher Andrews is 'the leading family team in North and West Norfolk', according to one client who notes that the practitioners are 'good advocates of the collaborative approach'. 'Rainmaker' and Resolution-accredited practice head Adney Payne focuses on advanced financial provision and financial advocacy matters. He 'gives robust and wise advice'. Collaboratively trained partner Butcher Andrews, whose broad practice includes niche expertise in cohabitation issues, 'provides sound legal advice in a compassionate and supportive way'. She is currently advising a client with multimillion-pound matrimonial assets on the break-up of a long marriage. Litigation executive Jean Curtis has 40 years' experience with the firm and is recommended for matrimonial work and Children Act cases.

Butcher Andrews is 'the leading family team in North and West Norfolk', according to one client who notes that the practitioners are 'good advocates of the collaborative approach'. 'Rainmaker' and Resolution-accredited practice head Adney Payne focuses on advanced financial provision and financial advocacy matters. He 'gives robust and wise advice'. Collaboratively trained partner Butcher Andrews, whose broad practice includes niche expertise in cohabitation issues, 'provides sound legal advice in a compassionate and supportive way'. She is currently advising a client with multimillion-pound matrimonial assets on the break-up of a long marriage. Litigation executive Jean Curtis has 40 years' experience with the firm and is recommended for matrimonial work and Children Act cases.

Leading individuals

Adney Payne - Butcher Andrews

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia
Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia - ranked: tier 3

Butcher Andrews

Butcher Andrews in Fakenham handles the estates of numerous high-net-worth clients, many of which include substantial commercial or agricultural property. The tax, trust and probate team is highly experienced in creating tax-efficient structures for these estates, and advises on all matters concerning   inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax. Its work also encompasses the administration and winding up of trusts. Practice head Simon Underwood has ten years' experience in tax, probate and Court of Protection work, as well as the administration of complex trusts. He is supported by solicitor Sarah Parker, legal executive Cindy Grand and a trainee. The practice's recent work includes handling the UK element of a multimillion-pound, international estate, which required UK tax advice, the resealing of a foreign grant and the  determination of domicile.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia
Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia - ranked: tier 1

Butcher Andrews

Butcher Andrews¬†provides ‚Äėan excellent service in terms of good response times, good quality pragmatic advice and very good value for money‚Äė. One client describes the practice as 'extremely efficient, quick to respond and reasonably priced,¬†with clear depth of knowledge'. The firm competes with both local and regional firms for commercial property work and has a client base that includes¬†family-owned housebuilder and developer¬†Vello Ltd, regional housebuilder Astris Homes, national window manufacturer¬†Anglian Windows Ltd, and local charity Break, which has a network of shops throughout the UK. It also acts for the¬†Holkham Estate in a range of commercial development projects.¬†Partner and head of property¬†Chris Hoxley¬† is 'able to understand complex situations very quickly; he has a fast, efficient and pragmatic approach'. Managing partner Anne Kirby¬† ‚Äėattends personally to matters in a very effective and no-nonsense manner'. For Break, she handled the¬†taking, renewal and surrender of retail shop leases throughout the country, and also matters relating to property for the care of vulnerable young adults. Solicitor¬†Sophie Thornley¬†also handles¬†the sale and purchase of commercial property, business tenancies and landlord/tenant matters.

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