For those who live in the countryside, we believe that the farming community is the back bone to the nation’s economy.
We pride ourselves upon the complete range of legal services that we are able to offer to our clients involved in the agriculture sector. We understand farming and farmers, and their key role in the rural economy.
We help our clients in the farming and related sectors to deal with the increasing challenges that they face, ranging from wealth creation and protection, succession, finance and, of course, the dreaded dispute resolution.
We have expert and experienced lawyers who are able to help our farming and rural clients to meet these challenges to their way of life.
Examples of our services to the rural sector include the following:
- Buying and selling farms
- Buying and selling land (including at auction)
- Land promotion for development
- Solar panel and telecommunications leases
Wills, Tax & Probate
- Estate Planning
- Probate and Estate Administration
- The creation and management of trusts
Litigation & Family
- Financial settlements upon divorce
- Partnership disputes and dissolution
- Recovering trade debts and defending claims
We’re delighted to announce that Rosanna Derryman from our Wills and Probate Team and Karen Mace from our Property Team have been promoted to the position of Associate. Both are long-standing members of staff who provide outstanding levels of service to their clients for whom they are always willing to “go the extra mile”! We managed to drag them away from work just long enough to have their photo taken with Sarah Warren, head of our Property Team! Congratulations to them both!
We’re delighted to announce that Charles Aslett has been promoted to Head of Residential Property at Stokes Partners. Charles joined us in 2020 and has worked extraordinarily hard to support his team and our clients through the pandemic and the Stamp Duty “holiday” periods. We are sure that the team will go from strength to strength under his leadership. Charles is pictured with Sarah Warren, Head of Property and Joanne Butler, Operations Partner.
In this video, our partner Michael answers some frequently asked questions about contentious probate.
Our partner Michael looks at what makes a will and how they work, starting with revocation. Michael specialises in wills and inheritance disputes which means he is well position to explain this area and consider what happen when things go wrong.
The execution of a will, in most circumstances, revokes an earlier one.
A revocation clause, usually found at the start of a will, ensures there can be no doubt that the testator wanted their new will to replace an earlier one.