"Charlotte Razay is noted for her litigation expertise and her establishment of the Women in Rural Practice networking initiative."

Legal 500 2023

"I would highly recommend senior associate Charlotte Razay. She is very focused on achieving success for her client whilst also remaining careful to ensure that costs remain as low as possible. She is also approachable and easy to work with"

Legal 500 2023

"She's very reliable and dependable, she's very switched-on and she's on top of the facts."

Chambers UK 2018

I’m a Senior Associate in the Agriculture team, having qualified into the sector in 2014.

I specialise in all aspects of contentious agricultural work but with a particular focus on agricultural tenancies, farming partnerships and real property disputes. I have a keen interest in recovering possession of development land, succession, proprietary estoppel claims and advising on complex residential disputes, including regulated and protected tenancies.

Not only do I act for individuals and farming businesses, but also estate clients who are based nationwide.

From a junior lawyer I have been involved in some of the team’s most high profile cases at the cutting edge of the law. I have had vast experience acting in Court proceedings (up to the Court of Appeal and applications to the Supreme Court), Tribunal and Arbitration proceedings.

I have experience in drafting complex settlement documentation as well as drafting a wide range of deeds and agreements relating to the letting of land, succession planning and partnership agreements.

I’m proud to say that I won the Litigator of the Year 2020 in the inaugural Women in Law Awards. I have been ranked in Chambers & Partners as an Associate to Watch in 2018 and 2019 and a Rising Star in the Legal 500 for the last three years. I’m known for my litigation expertise and my establishment of the Women in Rural Practice networking initiative.

I regularly lecture to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and have lectured on numerous occasions to Rural Land Management Students at Reading University.

Recent experience

Advising on and drafting complex settlement documentation to enable an estate client to recover possession of a substantial agricultural holding in the future, if development potential arises

Acting in litigation for a farming company to defend a claim in respect of damage to fishing rights which involved High Court proceedings and the instruction of three experts

Acting in a farming partnership dispute where one of the main issues to be determined is whether an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy is a partnership asset

Providing complex succession advice to a prospective successor tenant of an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy to ensure that they are able to satisfy the legislative requirements to potentially succeed in any future succession application they may wish to maKE

Procter v Procter & others [2019] EWHC 1199 (Ch)

The Earl of Plymouth and others v Rees [2019] EWHC 1008 (Ch)

Carr v The Trustees of the JPMH Evelyn 1997 Settlement [2019]

Price v Saundry and another [2019] EWHC 496 (Ch)

Price v Saundry and another [2019] EWCA Civ 2261

The Kingsbridge Pension Fund Trust v Downs [2017] UKUT 237 (LC)

The Kingsbridge Directors Pension Fund Trust v Downs [2017] UKUT 0284 (LC)

The Crown Estate Commissioners v Ian & Judith Wakley [2016] EWHC 3610

Ham v Bell & others [2016] EWHC 1791 (Ch)

Davies v Davies [2016] EWCA Civ 463 Estoppel

Ham v Ham [2013] EWCA Civ 1301