Head of Agriculture and Estates – Banbury Office

Position: Head of Agriculture and Estates
Office: Banbury
Agriculture and Estates/City and Country Homes
Reporting to: Managing Director
Team: Team of 4
Terms/Hours: Full time.  Monday to Friday 9.00-5.30pm
Salary and Benefits: (Competitive) - Depending on experience, Free Car Parking, Group Life cover, Long service awards, Annual pay reviews, Company sick pay, Pension.



The Role

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced agricultural/property lawyer to head up our highly respected Agriculture and Estates team.

Ranked in Tier 2 for the South East within The Legal 500 UK 2017, this practice area is noted as having ‘an excellent reputation in the field’, and we are looking for a senior lawyer to grow the team and provide quality advice and excellent service that our clients deserve.

Main Responsibilities

  • As Head of Agriculture and Estates, you will take on and look to expand a caseload of quality property work with an agricultural bias.
  • Act for private individuals and privately owned commercial operations.
  • Continue to build strong relationships with clients and professional contacts through marketing and networking.
  • Working with colleagues across private client departments, to provide clients with the quality legal services and support they require.
  • Mentor and develop the team.

Person Specification

  • Highly experienced lawyer, with a proven track record.
  • Ability to market and network.
  • Confident in working with high net worth clients.
  • Ability to build strong relationships.
  • Committed to personal and professional development of team members.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • A commitment to quality, and excellent customer service.
  • Excellent team player.

About the team

Our Agriculture and Estates team consists of four staff based in Banbury, and they help and advise on the many aspects of law affecting either farmers or non-farmers owning rural property. We offer our clients a highly personal and customised service, with particular experience in high-end residential conveyancing, agriculture and property development. Our clients range from private individuals to privately owned commercial operations and we are proud to consistently achieve an extremely high level of client satisfaction.

The Legal 500 UK 2017

The Agriculture and Estates practice area is ranked in tier 2 for the South East.
“The ‘professional and diligent’ team at Spratt Endicott provides ‘a good quality legal service’ and has ‘an excellent reputation in the field’. The practice is noted for its expertise in rural property, and has recently advised a range of estate owners, investors and lifestyle buyers on uplift arrangements and planning issues.”

About Spratt Endicott

As a top tier Legal 500 firm, we have teams of specialist lawyers who help to protect our clients and their families, grow their business and achieve  their personal goals. The firm takes pride in its solid reputation for excellence, and passion for developing the team’s expertise. We place high emphasis on the quality of our advice, our first class service and friendly professionals across our six offices. We are also fully supported by our service departments including Marketing, IT, Accounts, HR, Office Services and Compliance.

Working at Spratt Endicott

We can offer you a rewarding career built on continued growth, diversity and achieving the highest standards. You will be working in a collaborative, friendly, extended family environment that values its 145 employees, is BSI and Investors in People Accredited together with holding an enviable staff retention record.

Our Head offices are based in Banbury, with easy access by train, road, (just off M40) to surrounding areas, London, Birmingham and Oxford. We have three further offices in Bicester, Brackley and Buckingham. Our offices are a mixture of attractive modern and Grade II listed buildings, with the latest technology in IT and Communication systems.

What do we offer?

We offer competitive salaries, family friendly policies and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Annual pay reviews
  • Employee Welfare Programme
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Pension scheme
  • 23 days plus bank holidays per annum (growing with service to 28 days plus bank holidays)
  • Free conveyancing and discounts on legal advice
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Sponsorship for professional qualifications
  • Free parking
  • Eye Tests/Flu jabs
  • Group Life cover
  • Income Protection

How to Apply

To apply please forward a covering letter including your salary expectations together with your CV  to Carole Carbery, HR Manager, ccarbery@se-law.co.uk or contact Carole directly on 01295 204047.

Spratt Endicott is a committed Equal Opportunities Employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who applies to or works for the company is treated equally, whatever their gender, race, age, ethic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.


We may not have any vacancies ​to suit you at the minute, but if you send us your CV and covering letter we will keep you in mind if any suitable roles arise in the future. If you would like any further information, please email ​ccarbery@se-law.co.uk.

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