Caroline is a Real Estate lawyer in the agricultural property and rural land team with expertise in agri-businesses.
Main areas of practice
Caroline’s expertise includes both the agricultural property and corporate/commercial sectors. She specialises in the structural arrangements for buying and selling agri-businesses, as well as dealing with the property and corporate aspects which arise in the context of farm diversification, renewable energy projects and other agri-businesses.
Caroline acts for landowners, farm partnerships, corporates and agri-businesses seeking to diversify and develop the use of their agricultural property.
- Caroline has acted for a private company which has acquired a sizeable hotel business trading as a going concern with ancillary property interests in the form of a lease of staff accommodation and an option to buy the freehold
- She has advised on a joint venture agreement for the promotion of a solar park project involving a joint venture company
- She has acted on the incorporation of a farm partnership in relation to the development of its land
- She has acted for a lender in taking a charge on agricultural land owned by a limited company and occupied by a farming partnership.
Caroline advises landowners on overage arrangements; grants of easements and leases to the electricity suppliers for the purpose of renewable energy projects and the sale and purchase of agricultural land with Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements and subject to environmental schemes.
Caroline has worked in the agricultural property and corporate commercial sectors in the south of England for many years and has witnessed the evolution of the agricultural sector and its increased diversification through changing times.
- Member of the Agricultural Law Association
- Country Land and Business Association (CLA)
Insights by Caroline
Extension of permitted development rights for change of use of agricultural buildings to residential use
Farmers and rural estate owners wishing to diversify their revenue streams by converting derelict, or redundant farm buildings into habitable units to be sold on the open market, or for...Read More