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thepartners@wrigleys.co.uk

Leeds: 0113 244 6100

Sheffield: 0114 267 5588

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Wrigleys advises well over 100 landed estates, as well as many farmers and other landowners, on a very diverse range of matters.

Asset Protection, Tax Planning & Succession 

Our main aim is to help clients preserve family landholdings, which have often been held for many generations.

With our combined expertise in niche areas of tax, trust, property and agricultural law, we guide clients through the process of handing ownership and control of a farm or estate on to the next generation. We are, in essence, expert Farming and Estate Solicitors.

Our advice covers the law and tax regime, yet is mindful of the practical and commercial considerations of owning and running farms and estates.

The firm has specialist knowledge in many related niche areas including:

  • Capital taxes
  • Wills, trusts & probate
  • Family constitutions & pre-nuptial agreements
  • Art & heritage property
  • Disability & loss of capacity
  • Philanthropy & charities

Land & Rural Business

Wrigleys’ experienced team of farming and agricultural solicitors works closely with tax colleagues to advise on all rural property related matters including the strategic considerations of buying, selling, owning and working land.

Experience

Wrigleys’ Farms & Estates team numbers 28 partners and solicitors across the private client and property departments. The team is led by individuals ranked in the top tier of the main legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Professional contacts

Wrigleys has excellent relationships with other professionals specialising in advising farmers and landowners. Our network helps us to work proactively for clients, identify opportunities and bring our extensive experience to bear.

 

Wrigleys act on all types of rural sales and purchases including farms, estates, country houses, grouse moors, sporting properties and forestry.

 

Most of the team are personally involved with working farms and have a firm grasp of the related practical issues.

We have built up expertise in each of the areas above and handle work quickly, cost effectively and are familiar with wider rural issues such as:

  • capital tax position
  • diversification ideas and
  • other restructuring opportunities.

 

"I think they are the best specialist firm in the private client market on a regional basis."

"They're very well established, they know what they're doing technically, and they're client-focused."

- Chambers and Partners

"Jonathan Attey is obviously really experienced and helpful. I have no hesitation recommending him because he is first-class."

- Chambers and Partners

 

Jonathan Attey View Biography

Jonathan Attey

Direct Line: 0113 204 5738

Partner
Leeds

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