In addition to heading up our Property team Robert has developed expertise in specialist areas of property practice including residential conveyancing, lease extensions and freehold acquisitions on behalf of tenants, farming and agricultural property law, bank finance and secured lending, and commercial property.
Robert also advises businesses on commercial leases, sales and purchases of going concerns, and new build development. He is also the firm’s senior responsible officer under its Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation.
His recent high profile cases include the acquisition of a 220 acre mixed residential and agricultural farm site for £6.75m and acting for a borrower taking a £5m loan against a residential portfolio of 44 properties.
Robert qualified in 2007 and trained with the firm before joining the Property Department, where he worked his way up to become a partner in 2010 and subsequently head of department.
• Residential conveyancing
• Commercial property
• Farms and agricultural land
• Title issues
• Landlord and tenant
• Business transactions
What clients say“Please accept a sincere thank you for your exemplary professional service whilst undertaking the sale of our barn.” “Robert is a highly professional and personable lawyer. He has a very good ability to explain complex legal issues and communicates well throughout any legal engagement. I would highly recommend him.” “Robert acted for me during the purchase of my business. I have always found him and all his colleagues at Berry & Berry thoroughly professional and they have provided me with sound advice.” "Excellent service, Robert is very good - will use again."
Robert’s personal interests include landscape photography, travel, film and literature. He has an ambition to climb all 214 “Wainwrights” in the Lake District.
We deal with transactions involving different types of rural property. These include acting with the sale and purchase of farms and agricultural land, with associated residential property, farm cottages, liveries and commercial units and the acquisition and sale of land for development.
We advise on related elements, including the basic payment scheme, environmental stewardship schemes, occupancy issues (including residential, agricultural and commercial occupancies), and planning.
In addition to sale and purchase transactions, we undertake many other tasks relating to rural property, including:
- deeds to determine boundaries
- deeds of easement (for utility services and rights of way)
- property finance
- grants of new leases and licences
- option agreements
- overage provisions
We also have a wealth of experience dealing with rural residential properties, from cottages to large country houses and estates.
Such properties can involve legal and practical issues arising from:
- public and private rights of way
- complex boundary issues
- listed buildings
- private water supplies and drainage
- covenants restricting the use
- agricultural restrictions
We are familiar with such issues and can manage the transaction effectively through our experience.
We were very happy with our experience and found the staff responsive, friendly and thorough.
Good efficient service and on budget.
We have already recommended you to friends and family. Very good service.
Excellent all round service that I cannot fault.
Our legal teams have a genuine passion for what they do. Their specialist knowledge is an absolute given (you should accept nothing less) and they pride themselves in working alongside clients to help them achieve the results they seek in their professional and personal lives.
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Will qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and became a Partner in the firm in 2014. He specialises in both Residential and Commercial Property work and acts for a wide range of clients buying and selling properties in the local area and further afield. Will also acts for property developers on the acquisition of sites and then the subsequent plot sales, as well as for a number of businesses on Commercial Property matters.
Will’s recent high profile cases include acting for a local authority on the acquisition of a freehold mixed use high street premises for in excess of £4m, acting for a tenant on a lease at Bluewater Shopping Centre and acting for a local property developer on the acquisition and refinancing of a town centre development site.
- Residential Property – sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties, transfers of equity, remortgages
- Commercial Property
- Title issues
What clients say“We just wanted to say thank you so much for assisting us with the sale of our property. We really appreciated the time you took to address any concerns that we had, and your speedy approach to the transaction. You did a great job.” “I was impressed with the care and attention provided in dealing with my house purchase. You were helpful and efficient at all times.” “It’s sometimes hard to find a solicitor who will be excellent through an entire process. Will and Berry & Lamberts were! I felt totally confident in your work through everything – so thank you very much!” “It was easy to make initial contact and Will was the most personable of the lawyers I contacted. He was happy to explain matters clearly and concisely and act efficiently and swiftly!” " Thank you for being brilliant throughout this process. You have far surpassed any other solicitor we have ever worked with in terms of your expertise, diligence, efficiency, thoroughness and demeanour." "I cannot recommend improvements. All the worry that usually surrounds the sale of a house was eliminated and everything was conducted smoothly. What more could we ask?" "Excellent all round service that I cannot fault." "Impressed with service- professional, hard working and readily available."
Will supports West Ham United FC and has been a season ticket holder for many years. He also enjoys running, cycling and watching cricket. Will has taken part in several sporting events for charity including running the London and Edinburgh Marathons and cycling from London to Paris. Will also enjoys spending time with his family and is a life member of the National Trust.