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Hazel Eccles joins as an associate from national law firm Freeths LLP.
Hazel handles a wide range of rural property and development work, acting for farmers, landowners and landed estates. Hazel advises clients on a full range of agricultural and commercial property matters including acquisitions, disposals, tenancies and the grant of ancillary rights.
Hazel’s agricultural expertise includes: sales and acquisitions of land, estates, residential houses, and commercial land, buildings and businesses, including letting of business units, such as converted farm buildings and other diversification projects, along with the registration of land, establishing rights and obligations, advising on such issues as adverse possession and lost deeds, and the granting easements, licences and farm business tenancies.
For strategic land, Hazel specialises in drafting and negotiating option, promotion, and joint venture agreements, acting predominantly for landowners but also for promoters/developers and overage provisions along with dealing with the eventual sale from landowner to developer following the grant of a planning permission for development.
Hazel will head FSP’s “Farming and Estates” group.
Marcus Francis, head of real estate at FSP, comments “Having Hazel join FSP to head our Farming and Estates Group is a major boost for the firm but also for the Thames Valley agricultural community.”