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Denise Wilkinson

Partner, Head of Agriculture and Estates Team Agriculture and Estates

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About me

Working with clients whose business is often inextricable from their family lives, I know how important it is to truly understand how they and their business works so that I can give them the practical and strategic advice they need.

From farmers, estate owners and managers to a range of landowners including individuals and charities, I support my clients by ensuring that their future can be secured and that they achieve the best possible outcome.

To do this, I keep ahead of the legal trends in their area of law and keep up to date with what they want to achieve. Several of my clients are involved in renewables or are exploring biodiversity net gain and carbon capture schemes.

I’m interested in everything to do with the countryside and rural life, and that is reflected in what I love outside work – I’m also passionate about education and am involved in mentoring, adult literacy and legal education.

Legal 500 - Denise Wilkinson

Denise Wilkinson is an exceptional solicitor. Her range of knowledge is second-to-none and it is widely recognised that she engages with all sectors of the industry. Her history and knowledge enables her to provide clear and direct advice to suit our individual needs.
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Chambers and Partners - Denise Wilkinson

Denise is excellent at what she does. Her knowledge and understanding of this sector gives her the ability to tailor advice appropriately.
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Supporting NFU members

We have been supporting members of the NFU, as a National Legal panel firm, for more than 10 years. This recognises our expertise in the specialisms needed to support those involved in the agricultural industry and working and living in rural areas. In addition to national cases supported by NFU funding, the team have particular responsibility for providing legal advice in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and NorfolkNFU members benefit from discounted legal rates in relation to business advice and the packages offered through the NFU such as the free farm legal health-check. The NFU Legal Assistance Scheme provides help on legal and technical issues where specialist NFU advisers provide support and advice. If you have an LAS subscription in addition to your membership you can utilise this service through Call First on 0370 845 8458. The Helpline will refer you to us or another panel firm in your area where more specialist legal help is needed and may provide financial assistance in some circumstances.
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Top Tips & FAQs

Discover my top tips

Don’t just document how you are going to do things. Actually do it that way and evidence you have done it.

Make sure you know where your essential paperwork is (such as wills and partnership deeds) and make sure that they are kept up to date and reflect what you are doing now/ want to happen in the future.

Check boundaries at least once a year and make sure signage still standing and up to date.

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Why shouldn’t I fight it all the way/ argue about it?

It will cost you far too much or will blight your home/ business life; it is too close to home. Let’s try to sort it out so you can forget about it and stop paying for it.

How will I get the family to agree?

Talk to them, let us talk them through it or find someone else they will listen to; but do it.

How much will it cost?

When we have discussed it, you will be comfortable with it and you’ll know what you got for it.

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