Agriculture & Rural Affairs - The South
Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 associates
- Office locations ranked: Salisbury
What the team is known for Succession planning for farming businesses and ensuring a smooth transition between generations. Experience in handling self-invested personal pension (SIPP) and secured lending transactions involving agricultural and rural properties.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Clarity: "The advice was straightforward, confident and in a form that our client could rely on."
Client satisfaction: "I've never had a problem or a complaint - timely and faultless."
What's new? The team bolstered its substantial financial services client base with several new names, including Svenska Handelsbanken and Standard Chartered Bank.
Marcus Thorpe is the team's leading expert on agricultural matters. According to sources, he "cuts through the issues to deal with the real points of risk, gives constructive feedback and clear and transparent options." He is also praised for his "top-notch" technical abilities and for dealing with issues "without any fuss."
Nicola Smith brings specialist experience in equine issues. According to clients, "she will drop what she's doing, come to us and talk us through the matter. She's very thorough."
Significant clients James Hay Pension Trustees, Cornish Mutual Assurance, WH Bond & Sons, Clydesdale Bank, Lloyds TSB.