Robert Wofinden > Browne Jacobson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
MOWBRAY HOUSE
CASTLE MEADOW ROAD
NOTTINGHAM
NG2 1BJ
England

Work Department

Property

Position

Partner, Rob, qualified as a commercial property solicitor with Browne Jacobson at the firm’s Nottingham office and has over 16 years’ experience working in the Agricultural and Rural sector.

Rob has particular experience and expertise in strategic rural property development and agricultural acquisitions. He attends management meetings with a number of landed, rural and charitable estates and he regularly chairs trustee and governor meetings. 

Rob’s experience also includes advising on:

  • agricultural matters, including farm business tenancies, grazing licences, subsidy schemes and other related matters; and
  • strategic agreements relating to rural and agricultural land for development and diversification of Estates, advising on conditional commercial agreements, leases, option and land promotion agreements, licences and transfers; and
  • general estate management, including fisheries leases, shooting agreements, first registrations of Land and Minerals/Chancel, Oil/minerals options/lease agreements, a power station option agreements, remediation agreements relating to land (mine collapse/environmental contamination)

Rob acts for a wide range of clients including wealthy private clients, investors, developers, charities and owners of large landed and commercial estates.

Rob is a committee member of the Country Landowners Association “Nottingham Branch” and has been on the branch committee for over four years. Rob is also a member of the Agricultural Law Association & British Association for Shooting & Conservation.

He is currently advising on the acquisition of a 2,000 acre rural estate and is also just advised on the acquisition of two former colliery sites which are to be remediated back to agricultural land.

Education

  • Solicitor – admitted September 2004
  • LPC
  • LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Browne Jacobson LLP‘s Nottingham team covers the entire ambit of commercial property matters for public and private sector clients. It performs equally well advising clients both on a standalone basis and as part of a wider national group, where cross-office support is required. Its market-leading reputation is underlined by its breadth of expertise; in the retail sector, practice head Sarah Parkinson has a wealth of experience of acting for household-name retailers on acquisitions and phased relocations, among other matters. The education sector is another strength of the firm, which advises on academy conversions, academy mergers, and acquisitions and disposals of freehold interests, among other mandates. Deputy practice head Barry Sully heads up a specialist development and housing team, which acts for developers, housing associations, local authorities and landowners. Elsewhere, the health industry is another key workstream of the practice. Suki TonksRobert Wofinden and Gabor Taller are other key figures.

East Midlands > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The ‘highly recommended’ team at Browne Jacobson LLP is ‘capable and available whenever needed’. A broad cross-section of services is provided by the group, with it offering specialist advice on insurance, renewable energy and regulatory matters, and also providing assistance with transactions and strategic land developments. Robert Wofinden and William Colacicchi jointly lead the group, which counts a number of public sector entities as key clients in its roster. Tim Edds is a new arrival, having previously served as in-house counsel at the Welsh Government.