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High Court proceedings were brought by a young man, now 18 years of age, who at the age of 17 had been detained in custody for 12 hours and strip searched before being released on police bail. [read more]
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"I am accessible to my clients and reassure them by lighting a clear path through complex rural and commercial transactions."
Edward acts for a number of landed estates across Essex. His work involves advising country land owners in connection with complex property transactions, often involving the grant of an option to a developer or reserving development value for a client who is selling farm land.
In recent years Edward has been heavily involved in advising on legal agreements relating to the widening of the M25 for the London 2012 Olympics.
In addition to development services for farmers, Edward advises on a wide range of other rural issues including partnership agreements, footpaths and public access issues, farming subsidies as well as general freehold and leasehold property work. The matters Edward deals with often involve complex Land Registry matters, especially first registrations of large farms. His work regularly involves working closely with the firm's specialist tax team as well as the firm's regulatory team.
Leasehold work conducted by Edward includes succession issues in respect of tenancies governed by the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 as well as acting in connection with farm business tenancies. In addition, Edward frequently advises landed estates in relation to the housing of farm workers.
Negotiations with electricity, gas and mobile telephone operators is a further area of expertise offered by Edward.
As an enthusiastic supporter of rural business Edward sits on the committee of the Essex branch of the Country Land and Business Association. Edward also serves on the Council of Essex Agricultural Society. Edward supports the work of Essex Agricultural Society including the Essex Schools Day held annually at Writtle College and acts as an advisor to the Farming Crisis Network. Edward has been a member of the Agricultural Law Association for many years. He also participates in the LawNet Agricultural Group as well as being an NFU Professional Member.
In addition to his agricultural interests Edward also has a significant commercial property practice acting for a number of off shore commercial landlords as well as a large international freight operator."
"Edward has always provided prompt and clear legal advice and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to rural landowners."
A Micklem, Gt Waltham
"In my experience Edward provides reassuring and practical advice to land owning clients in a way which complements my own firm's expert land agency services. I have worked with Edward on many matters over a number of years and have always found his advice on rural issues to be an asset."
Michael Hughes, Partner, Whirledge & Nott
"An excellent Firm to deal with, (Edward Worthy and his team are) highly responsive and thorough in their approach to all agricultural & related tenancy matters. Very pleased to recommend them".