The Law Society
Agricultural Law Association
Country Land and Business Association
National Farmers Union
Tenant Farmers Association
Christopher FindleyPartner, Private Client
Christopher is a key advisor to landowners, farmers and rural land-owning institutions. One of his main strengths is explaining complex legal issues in simple terms and giving practical advice and solutions to both everyday problems encountered by farmers, landowners and their families and to issues of asset and tax planning affecting each generation.
He advises landowners on a wide range of option and promotion agreements to promote land for development and is experienced in advising groups of owners on equalising development gains and the tax intricacies of selling land for development.
Christopher has been involved in farm and landed estate sales and purchases for over 30 years and advises on agricultural landlord and tenant problems and tenancy restructuring for inheritance tax planning purposes. He advises family farming partnerships and has an unrivalled working knowledge of agricultural holdings and farm business tenancy legislation.
He has a thorough knowledge of the agricultural industry. He worked with farming and landowning organisations advising on the 2001 and 2007 foot and mouth outbreaks.
Christopher is recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and as a 'Senior Statesperson' in Chambers UK 2021.
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.
Awards and recognitions
"'Christopher Findley has a huge depth of knowledge which can be brought to the fore when dealing with the most complex of legal matters relating to farms and estates including all tenancy related issues." The Legal 500, 2020
‘In-depth experience and technical knowledge set against a background of practical and down-to-earth approach’ Chambers UK 2018