Robin Beckley MA (Oxon)
An Oxford graduate with an extensive rural background, Robin is well-known for his agricultural and property law expertise.
He advises farmers, landowners, rural and equine businesses, having experience of all aspects of agricultural law including the Basic Payment Scheme, agri-environmental schemes, farm business tenancies and sporting rights.
He also handles all types of property transactions ranging from landlord and tenant issues to disposal of land for development by means of option and promotion agreements, acts as trustee for several clients and provides commercial property advice for private clients.
National legal directories note he is praised by clients, who say ‘he understood the problem and what was important for the client to achieve’ and that he ‘came back with answers very quickly and gave us constructive advice. He has great knowledge, but also demonstrates a practical application of the law to suit day-to-day issues’.
Robin grew up in Cheltenham and was a pupil at Pate's Grammar School. After graduating in law from St Edmund Hall Oxford, he trained and worked for City firm Slaughter and May before moving back to Cheltenham firm Rickerbys in the 1980s, where he was a partner for over twenty years and lead partner for their agriculture & estate clients.
Robin is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, Country Landowners' Association and Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
He joined Willans in 2016 from Lodders in Stratford-upon-Avon.