Partner promotion at Wrigleys Solicitors focusses on agricultural property specialism
Wrigleys are pleased to announce the promotion to the partnership of Matthew Featherstone within the agriculture and rural property team.
Marie-Louise Hamilton, Managing Partner identifies his key strengths which include his strong technical ability, intellectual rigour in managing clients’ affairs and his ability to communicate legal advice in an accessible manner in this complex and niche area of law.
“I am delighted that Matthew has been appointed as a partner in Wrigleys. His ability to provide highly technical, yet pragmatic advice shows Matthew’s expertise and deep understanding of his clients’ specific needs.
Wrigleys’ reputation within the rural community is outstanding within Yorkshire and at a national level. This is confirmed by the firm’s ‘tier 1’ status which is recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories.
Matthew’s promotion complements the expansion of the firm in the north east through the opening of our Newcastle office which has helped to widen our client reach, offering expertise in agricultural law to our ever-growing client base.
I look forward to supporting Matthew in his work with the rural community and maintaining the firm’s strategy of delivering specialist advice in niche areas of law to new and existing clients.”
Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2014 while training at a Yorkshire-based rural specialist law firm and has been an integral part of the agriculture and rural property team since he joined the firm in 2017. He works closely with landed estates and farming clients to advise on all areas of agricultural law including freehold property, agricultural leases, sporting rights and diversification projects.
His promotion to partnership is based on his ability to create positive relationships, to see things at the client’s level, understand what they need in a practical sense and to deliver that in a pragmatic way.
‘I was initially drawn to Wrigleys because of the firm’s reputation as a leading firm in Agriculture and Landed Estates and it is extremely exciting to now join the partnership and be a part of growing our reputation in that area. Wrigleys takes pride in taking a long-term view of client relationships and I am very much looking forward to continuing to build on those relationships in the future.’
Matthew is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and is involved with a number of bodies representing rural interests.