The Law Society

Henry Cecil

Partner, Private Client

Henry acts for a wide variety of landowners and estates and in addition he has a number of trustee roles.

He focuses on property work predominantly in relation to the purchase of estates, farms and country houses and related property issues. He also has involvement in a number of London-based property transactions. Additionally, Henry advises clients on succession and estate planning matters.

From his professional and personal involvement managing estates, he is often able to use his personal experience and knowledge for the benefit of many of his clients and empathise with their concerns. Henry also acts for clients in relation to planning promotion and development agreements.

Sustainability and the future of farming

The impact of the global response to coronavirus on farming has added another angle to the already complicated debate around the future of farming in the UK.

Farm for Sustainability

Update for rural estates on policy developments

Like all businesses, rural estates and property owners are suffering from the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown. They should, therefore, continue to make the most of the economic support available from the government. We have written about relevant measures introduced by the government in the past few months, including the furlough scheme, and set out the details here of further schemes announced in the government’s summer economic statement:.

Rural countryside and property

COVID-19 Information Hub - helping you and your business through this unprecedented time

Awards and recognitions


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"'Henry Cecil has considerable experience and knowledge with a great understanding of the client's needs and a rarely found ability to help his clients focus on the key issues for them." The Legal 500, 2020
"He's very professional and is very good on working on the purchasing side as he will turn things around quickly." Chambers HNW, 2019
"Highly capable and able to deliver results in tight timelines, which is essential when purchasing or refinancing property. Forsters really cares about its clients."
The Legal 500, 2020