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Agricultural legal specialist awarded ALA fellowship


Hannah Farmer, a senior solicitor at Lupton Fawcett’s York office, has been awarded the accolade of Fellowship of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA), further strengthening the firm’s reputation as a specialist in the sector.

The fellowship and its badge of excellence are only awarded to those who have completed an intensive course and passed an advanced exam in agricultural law.

Hannah acts for farmers, landowners and landed and estates in relation to all aspects of property-based agricultural, rural and landed estate work. Hannah advises her clients on a variety of matters in connection with the acquisition and disposal of freehold land as well as agricultural or business leasehold matters with particular emphasis on Agricultural Holding Act tenancies, tenancies under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and refinancing.

Speaking about the ALA Fellowship, Hannah said,

“Thanks to a strong track record, Lupton Fawcett is rated as one of the top agriculture and landed estates law firms according to legal directories, ‘Legal 500’ and ‘Chambers & Partners’.

“We have built a formidable team that knows every aspect of law within the sector and has provided advice to both small businesses through to some of the largest estates in the county.

“Naturally I am delighted to have received such an accolade, as it demonstrates both mine and Lupton Fawcett’s passion and commitment for this area of the law.”

The ALA exists to promote the understanding and development of the law and practice in agriculture, environment, food and related issues and to provide a forum for professionals serving those sectors – lawyers, surveyors, accountants, bankers, farm business consultants and others – to support each other in their specialisms.

Hannah has recently been elected to Council of the Agricultural Law Association, the organisation’s governing body, and is looking forward to representing the northern regions during the uncertain times ahead for the agricultural sector.

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Picture: Hannah Farmer

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