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A new agricultural solicitor for Pearsons & Ward

Pearsons & Ward is delighted to announce the appointment of experienced solicitor Jacqueline Barr to lead their Agricultural team in Malton.

Jacqueline is the latest appointment for Pearsons & Ward, part of Ware & Kay Solicitors which also has offices in York and Wetherby and serves clients across North, East and West Yorkshire.   Jacqueline is a specialist agricultural solicitor with a wealth of knowledge in this sector as well as commercial property and will be acting for clients within the farming community.

In her new role Jacqueline will build on its work with farmers, landowners and the rural community to keep them one step ahead.  She will advise on the full range and variety of transactions affecting rural clients for example, sales & purchases of farms and bare land, tenancies, rights of way and option agreements, diversification interests, landowner development, agricultural tenancies, wayleave agreements, re-mortgages and renewable energy.

Originally from Brough in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Jacqueline arrives at Pearsons & Ward with over 9 years’ experience in agricultural and commercial property law.  She studied at the College of Law in York before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2011 and started her career in Norfolk.  Jacqueline has a breadth of experience across the full agricultural and commercial property spectrum.

Jacqueline commented: “I am delighted to join Pearsons & Ward at an exciting time for the firm with a clear role to expand the agricultural work we do across Ryedale and Yorkshire.  I have always had a keen interest in the British countryside.  As food production is so intrinsically entwined with European law, farmers and landowners need to be guided and advised when dealing with land whether owned or tenanted.  In addition, there are always varying and unique implications for each business and family at every phase of their development, whether it be succession planning for the family farm, advice on diversification to generate additional revenue, or tax and estate planning implications.  My primary focus will be to get to know the farmers, understand the issues they face and build long lasting relationships to provide support for their business and personal needs.

Emma Elwess, Director of Pearsons & Ward said: “Jacqueline is an excellent addition to our team in Malton.  She brings with her a wealth of specialist knowledge both on agricultural and commercial property which will enhance the strength and depth of the agricultural advice we offer.  She has exactly the type of credentials we look for as we plan for the future and further growth.

Pearsons & Ward was founded on work for businesses and individuals in the agricultural sector and rural communities.  These strong roots have transcended the many generations of the firm and agriculture remains very much at the heart of what we do and the type of firm we are today. Every farming business and family is different and Pearsons & Ward has always taken the lead in helping them whatever their needs.“