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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 2023 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 2023 directory as well as a 'Top Recommended' Landed Estates Lawyer in the Spear's Property Advisers Index 2022.

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Awards and recognitions


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"Andrew Lane is a very competent lawyer and knows the landed estates world well." Chambers UK Guide, 2024
"By far the most knowledgeable and practical lawyer in London. Andrew has a unique ability to absorb masses of information, extract the key facts and present them in a manner that clients can follow." The Legal 500 UK, 2023
"Forsters has a great practice with a huge amount of talented and experienced lawyers, I think we all work well together as teams to bring about the best results for our clients and at heart it's just a really fun place to work."
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