Rural Property team grows at Moore Blatch

Anita Symington has joined Moore Blatch as a consultant in the rural property team. 

A former Chief Legal Adviser to the Country Landowners Association (CLA) and partner specialising in farms and estates for over 30 years.

Anita advises on all aspects of agricultural law, in particular sales and purchases of rural land and estates, agricultural tenancies, diversification enterprises, wind energy projects and the implications of Brexit. 

Anita also advises on succession planning, sporting rights, filming location agreements, estate audits, agricultural property relief and agricultural secured lending.

Sarah Jordan, head of rural property at Moore Blatch commented: “Government figures report that 62% of farmers are diversifying.  As businesses seek to meet new financial challenges as well as take advantage of new opportunities on offer, so the agricultural landscape is changing.  Brexit uncertainty poses an additional set of challenges. Having Anita, who specialises in these areas, join our team further strengthens our ability to provide informed and specialist legal advice that is directly relevant to today’s agricultural businesses.”

Anita Symington commented: “The Moore Blatch team have a strong reputation for their knowledge of the countryside plus an understanding of the intricacies of handling all matters related to rural land and estates.  I’m pleased to be joining their ranks.”

Anita currently sits on the CLA Legal and Property Rights Committee and has close contacts in the National Farmers Union (NFU), Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).  She has also written and lectured on subjects related to rural property and has been named as a leader in several guides.

Anita is based in Moore Blatch’s London office, and works with clients throughout the UK.