Andrew Farquharson > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Private wealth: agriculture, farms and estates


Andrew is a partner in the agriculture, farms and estates team and advises clients in relation to all aspects of rural property. He routinely acts in the sale and purchase of farms and estates, sporting estates and agricultural and rural residential property portfolios.  His particular area of expertise lies in acting for landowners in relation to renewable energy projects, and on residential and commercial developments.

Andrew also represents several substantial estates and landowning clients in relation to the management of their mineral interests. He has significant specialist expertise in advising mineral owners in the commercial exploitation of their mineral interests and regularly advises on issues relating to reinstatement of quarry sites.


Trained Fenners/Maclay Murray & Spens LLP; qualified 2003; assistant solicitor, Ward Hadaway 2003; assistant solicitor, Dickinson Dees 2005; associate, Dickinson Dees 2007; director, Dickinson Dees 2011; legal director, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; legal director, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) on combination 2017; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) 2018.


Agricultural Law Association.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The client list for the Newcastle-based practice at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP encompasses many of the most significant landowners in the region, from public authorities and quasi-public bodies such as The National Trust, to substantial private estate owners. Practice head Simon Kirkup   keeps his ‘finger on the pulse’, acting as a trustee for landowning families and advising private and commercial investors on acquisitions. Andrew Farquharson ’s expertise includes supporting landowners with options and leases to renewable energy operators. While Charlotte Patterson-Ryan   departed in November 2021, managing associate Rosanne Tweddle joined the firm in May 2021 from Latimer Hinks Solicitors , contributing expertise in agricultural tenancies.