Furley Page has once again achieved strong results in the prestigious guides, The Legal 500 2019 and Chambers and Partners 2019 (Chambers UK), which both rank UK law firms and solicitors based on the results of extensive research, including client feedback interviews.

In The Legal 500, the firm’s highly-respected agriculture and rural business team receives special praise for giving advice that is “thorough and well considered, with appropriate consideration given to clients’ concerns”. Partner Ethan Desai who heads up the firm’s Agriculture team is acknowledged for his “thorough and perceptive approach”. Ethan is ranked for the first time in the elite ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ category, which recognises lawyers below the level of senior partner who have made a strong difference to a practice’s offering.

Meanwhile, Chambers UK recommends Furley Page’s agriculture team, highlighting its “attention to detail and approachability” and again singles out Ethan Desai for being “very efficient, approachable and willing to give good explanations.”

Peter Hawkes, senior partner at Furley Page, said: “The Legal 500 and Chambers UK are both highly-respected independent guides to the legal profession. Furley Page has acted for farmers and rural land owners for generations and understands their special requirements, so we’re proud that our efforts continue to earn national recognition, demonstrating our strong position in the South East.”

Furley Page’s agriculture and rural business team provides a broad range of services including the sale, purchase and letting of farmland and the property rights and interests incidental to the ownership of land. Other services include agricultural tenancies, contract and share farming, joint venture development projects, environmental and planning controls in the rural context, support for equine businesses, wills for farming and landowning families, tax and succession planning, dispute resolution and sporting rights over rural property.

Pictured: Ethan Desai