Edward Worthy

Partner

As Head of Gepp Solicitors Rural and Commercial Team, Edward draws on his considerable expertise when dealing with all aspects of agricultural and commercial matters. He advises on a wide range of rural issues including the development of farm land and reserving development value, tenancy succession, partnership agreements, footpaths and public access issues, farming subsidies, as well as general freehold and leasehold property work for farmers and rural land managers.

Edward was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 and spent several years working for an agricultural practice in Suffolk before joining Gepp Solicitors in 2005. He became a Partner in 2006.

Specialisms

In recent years, Edward has been heavily involved in advising rural landowners on legal agreements relating to the promotion and sale of strategic development land. Edward is often called upon to advise farmers and rural land managers in connection with public rights of way, including coastal access issues. He assists rural landowners with complex Land Registry matters, especially the first registration of large farms. Edward's work also regularly involves working closely with the firm's specialist tax team as well as the firm's regulatory team.

Approach

Edward prides himself on being accessible to his clients, and helping them find a clear path through the complex rural and commercial transactions they face. His methodical approach and attention to detail has made Edward the natural choice for land and commercial agents when recommending a solicitor to clients.

Membership & Accreditations

As an enthusiastic supporter of rural business Edward sits on the committee of the Essex branch of the Country Land and Business Association and has served on their National Legal, Parliamentary and Property Rights Committee.

Edward also serves on the Council of Essex Agricultural Society and is a former Chairman of the Society. Edward supports the work of Essex Agricultural Society including the Essex Schools Food and Farming Day, held annually at Writtle University College.

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.