A highly experienced agricultural partner with expertise in development of land, Mark advises farmers, estate owners and the wide landowner community on a wide range of land matters. Along with the buying and selling of farms, estates and businesses, he advises clients on contracts and tax planning matters for farming businesses and families. He has also advised government departments on agricultural decisions.
Mark is a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.
Much of Mark's work focuses on agricultural law, such as FBTs, AHA tenancies, contract farming and agri-environmental schemes. He is particularly experienced in dealing with the sale and purchase of farms, estates and agri-businesses, and in cases involving high-value secured lending for farms and estates.
Mark has a special interest in the equine space. He has advised client on setting up polo yards and on the sale and purchase of studs, racing yards and estates.
Development of land
Supporting the Development of Land team with his Agriculture expertise, Mark advises landowners on option, promotion and hybrid agreements for development. His has unique expertise in creating deals that allow farming businesses to continue until land development and planning arrangements efficiently tax purposes. Mark's advice extends beyond the immediate development deal and he helps position farming businesses and their families for future. He also advises on diversification projects, including renewables for landowners.
Mark's relevant experience includes: