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Rural department gets a second pair of muddy boots

28 May 2014

We are delighted to announce that due to team expansion, Rupert Burchett has relocated to join our agriculture and estates department.

Rupert trained at a London firm  before moving to a leading Oxford firm, where he specialised in agricultural and property work.

He has wide experience in agricultural property and advises clients on agricultural tenancies, sporting rights, farm partnership agreements and first registrations (including large estates).

An enthusiastic supporter of country pursuits, Rupert is a member of the Agricultural Law Association.

He will help partner Frank Smith to develop the department which was established when Frank joined the firm in January 2012. Frank acts for many regional landowners and several large estates, is rated by Legal 500, and is an enthusiastic ambassador for the rural community. He is also on the judging panel of Taste of Gloucestershire Food & Farming Awards.

Frank Smith, partner and head of the agriculture & estates team at Willans, said:

I am delighted to welcome Rupert to Willans. As we expand the department his experience of agricultural matters and background in country sports will add depth to, and increase, the firm’s services to existing farmer and landowner clients, and to the wider rural community in general.”

 Rupert Burchett, commenting on his role, said:

“I am really looking forward to starting at Willans, working with Frank and helping him to expand the agricultural and estates team. Willans is a first-class law firm, and Frank is extremely well regarded as an agricultural practitioner, and I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join them.”

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