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Andrew Williamson

Andrew Williamson


Personal Profile

Andrew is a Partner in Mishcon Private. He specialises in rural and agricultural law. He is known for his specialisms in advising land owners on farming partnership agreements, land managment issues, agricultural land sales and purchases and also acting for landlords and tenants on specialist agricultural tenancy issues. He is often recommended to new clients by other property professionals.

Andrew and the other members of the Farms & Estates team are known for efficiency and pragmatism. They are valued by their ability to give clear commercial advice coupled with swift and effective dealing at an agreed cost. They are known for getting the deal done.

He is known for acting for innovative land owners and new entrants to farms and estates and acts in concert with colleagues in the innovation teams to help land owners who want to use their land to do something new.

Andrew is a ranked partner in Chambers 2022 which notes that he is "well versed in agricultural tenancies work, together with partnership structure and succession planning advice for landed estate clients and other landowners."

Andrew is identified by Spear's as one of the top Landed Estates Lawyer in the 2022 index.

He is named as a key lawyer in the Legal 500 2022 guide noting that he is a "a key adviser on agricultural tenancies and succession planning"

Andrew is a member of the Country Land & Business Association and a member of the Agricultural Law Association.

Key Experience

  • Acting for an ultra-high net worth entrepeneur in the purchase of a country estate in the Guildford
  • Acting for a private bank on taking security on a £47m rural property portfolio
  • Acting on the largest land transaction of 2022 for an international institutional investor
  • Acting for renowned Newmarket race horse trainer on property structuring and estate planning matters

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, Taylor Vinters LLP
Senior Associate, Taylor Vinters LLP
Solicitor, Taylor Vinters LLP
Cardiff University LPC
University of Cambridge (St Catharine's College)

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