The Law Society

Agricultural Law Association


Andrew Lane

Partner, Private Client

Andrew advises individuals, families and trusts in relation to a wide range of legal, commercial and personal issues. He has extensive experience in capital taxation and succession for the owners of businesses and landed estates.

He acts as trustee for a number of significant family trusts and as a director of closely held companies.

Andrew also advises private and commercial investors wishing to buy farms and estates and is experienced in devising tax efficient structures for owners from outside the UK.

Andrew is recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and as a Band 1 Ranked Lawyer in Chambers UK 2021 for his work in agriculture and rural affairs. He has also recently been recognised in Spear's 500 as one of the 'Best Landed Estates Lawyers'. Clients describe Andrew as "hugely approachable and a pleasure to spend time with."

Andrew is recognised as a 'Top Recommended Lawyer' in the Spear's 500 2022 directory as well as a 'Top Recommended' Landed Estates Lawyer in the Spear's Property Advisers Index 2022.

The Life Cycle of Family Wealth

From growing a business to starting a family or handing over control of that business to the next generation, every individual has their own goals to aspire to. Our Private Wealth lawyers advise our clients throughout this family life cycle, providing the legal advice required for specific transactions such as purchasing a home or selling a business, whilst also advising on the long-term opportunities for succession and estate planning.

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Awards and recognitions


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"He is extremely knowledgeable on his specialist subjects, also very practical, always available, and able to explain difficult matters in a way all can understand." The Legal 500, 2022
"He is the brightest private client and agriculture lawyer of his generation" Chambers UK, 2019
"The reality has lived up to my expectations. I am thoroughly enjoying my time in the firm thus far and I have met some lovely people."
Chloe Daley, Trainee Solicitor