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Partner Iain Morrison joined the firm in 1995 and is Head of the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Division. The team comprises of two Partners, one Consultant, four Associates, one Solicitor and one Legal Executive. Iain also heads up the Firm's Food and Drink Sector and is currently Vice Chairman of mfg Solicitors LLP.
Areas of expertise:
Iain specialises in all issues of agricultural law, including farm sales and acquisitions, landlord and tenant matters, single farm payment advice, planning, and advising estate owners. He handles both contentious and non-contentious areas including agricultural land tribunal work and arbitrations.
His expertise has been developed by acting for a number of estates in Worcester, Herefordshire, Shropshire and for local authority landowners. Iain is also an experienced spokesman, frequently contributing to a number of topics at seminars laid on by the NFU and CLA as well as those by mfg.
Iain also has significant strategic land development practice primarily acting for landowners in relation to option and promotion agreements with National and Regional house builders and developers.
Membership of professional bodies and organisations:
Iain is a long standing member of the Worcestershire Committee of the Country Landowners Association and is currently holds the office of Vice Chair. He is also a member of the Agricultural Law Association as well as the Worcestershire Law Society in which he was president in 2013/14.