"a very good lawyer, very sensible and commercial."
"very thorough and approachable"
"good, down-to-earth understanding of agricultural matters,"
"a bright individual who deals very well with clients."
"Clear, independent and professional advice."
Legal 500 2012
Philip is a Partner in the Agriculture team.
He joined Michelmores in 2009, and undertakes non-contentious agricultural and property matters, with particular emphasis on the acquisition and disposal of commercial farms, agricultural land and sporting tenancies.
He deals with issues arising in connection with entitlements under the Single Farm Payment System. Philip also deals with development work, including the negotiation of option agreements, conditional contracts and secured lending.
Philip is a member of the Devon County Agricultural Association, the Agricultural Law Association, the Country Land & Business Association and the NFU.
Philip is also a board member of the Devon Federation of Young Farmers, the Sponsors' Committee of the Devon County Agricultural Association, and is an elected member of the CLA Devon Branch Committee.
- Acting for a landed estate in connection with the grant of an option to a quality house builder. The deal included the moving of an agricultural tenant and provided for the development of the site in various phases. The landowner was keen to maintain the integrity and high reputation of the estate amongst the local community.
- Advising on the corporate disposal of a £multi-million commercial farming operation, including complex tax considerations.
- Advising landed estates in connection with the grant and administration of agricultural and sporting tenancies.