- Banking and finance
- Buying and selling farms
- Farm tenancies
- Public rights of way and access to land
- Private rights of way
- Landed estates
Neil Barbour leads our Agricultural Property team. He specialises in the sale and purchase of rural and agricultural property, particularly for high-value farms, estates and country houses, as well as in secured lending of agricultural property. Neil works closely with farmers, landowners, tenants, entrepreneurs and institutional investors. Drawing on many years' experience in the agricultural property sector and the industry relationships he holds, he also supports the Banking and Finance team by advising agricultural lenders on the legal structures surrounding rural and agricultural property.
Neil has a wealth of experience in the agricultural property sector, ranging from transactions themselves to the complexities involved with ownership and occupation of land. He advises clients on the various issues arising from agricultural property transactions, such as overage, sporting rights and the Basic Payment Scheme.
Neil is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and is often invited to speak on agricultural property issues.
Banking and Finance
Working closely with the Banking and Finance team, Neil acts for lenders in perfecting security on agricultural property transactions and ensuring they comply with the lenders' instructions. He holds professional relationships with agricultural relationship managers.