People

Biography

Memberships

The Law Society
Agricultural Law Association
Country Land and Business Association
National Farmers Union
Tenant Farmers Association

Christopher Findley

Partner, 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.


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Awards and recognitions

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"Outstanding knowledge of all matters associated with agricultural tenancy legislation, partnerships and other business structures." The Legal 500 UK, 2022
“Christopher Findley is highly accomplished handling a wide range of agricultural matters. He has extensive experience acting for landowners and farmers on tax planning matters, as well as advising on option and promotion agreements.” Chambers UK, 2022
"They are absolutely at the top of their game while really going the extra mile."
Chambers HNW, 2019
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