Howes Percival has expanded its Agriculture and Estates team in the East Midlands with the appointment of Partner Anna Spriggs and Director Jennie Loynes.
Howes Percival’s Agriculture and Estates team deals with the management of landed estates and large farms, tax-efficient structuring, agricultural property, development land and tax. The team of agricultural solicitors has a deep understanding of all types of landowning issues and is particularly known for dealing with unusually complex legal matters and finding solutions to help manage agricultural estates or farming businesses.
Anna Spriggs joins Howes Percival from Hunt & Coombs and has many years of experience in acting for landed estates, charities and agricultural clients in connection with their property portfolios particularly with regard to disposal for land development. Anna deals with complex land law issues, ecclesiastical matters and title reconstitution and has acted as lead lawyer for the Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance since 1990 as well as a number of other dioceses in connection with their land holdings and property management. Anna has been the Registrar and Bishop’s Legal Secretary for the diocese of Peterborough since 2014.
Anna is a member of both the Agricultural Law Association and the Ecclesiastical Law Association.
Jennie Loynes has extensive experience in acting on sales and purchases of farms and estates, including equestrian properties, overages, and tenanted land. Jennie also deals with secured lending on agricultural land, auctions, and rural land generally and has a particular interest in dealing with charity property and compulsory purchases, particularly relating to HS2. Jennie joins Howes Percival from Spratt Endicott.
The Agriculture and Estates team support the firm’s broader Private Client Services practice in the East Midlands to provide a full-service offering, covering all aspects of legal advice that landowners, landed estates and farmers need.
New Partner Anna Spriggs commented,
“Howes Percival has a fantastic reputation for Agriculture and Estates work, especially in the East of England, and this is a great opportunity for Jennie and me to work with that wider team and grow the firm’s practice in the East Midlands. We both know the local market well and there is plenty of scope for Howes Percival to add value to local landowners, agricultural estates and farming businesses.”
For more information on the services offered by the team click here.