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Rural Land and Business Seminar

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About the seminar

Longmores Solicitors invite you to their seminar for rural landowners and businesses.

With ongoing change and uncertainty for the rural economy, Victoria Sandberg, Head of Rural at Longmores Solicitors, will share an update on various commercial property issues and considerations for clients. Solicitors from Property LitigationEmployment and Private Client will also share their insights and advice.

We will be joined by two guest speakers who are experts within the rural community.

The Country Land & Business Association (CLA) will provide an update on the issues impacting their members and the key policies they are working on.

Chloë Edwards, Director of Nature Recovery at the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust will tell us how the Trust’s ambitious plans for nature recovery involve everyone, and how through collaboration they aspire to restore nature, and the essential services delivered by a healthy natural environment to business and society.

The panel of speakers will then answer questions from the audience after which you are invited to stay for canapés, cheese and wine and the chance to meet the speakers and to network.


4:00 pm:

Registration, tea and homemade cakes

4:30 pm:

Longmores Solicitors: Tackling Change and Uncertainty

  • Victoria Sandberg, Partner and Head of Rural
  • John Wagstaffe, Partner and Head of Property Litigation
  • Miranda Mulligan, Associate Solicitor, Employment
  • Alastair Liddiard, Partner and Head of Trust & Estate Administration

5:15 pm:

Rural issues and key policies

Country Land & Business Association

5:30 pm

How We Can Build a Nature Recovery Network

Chloe Edwards, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

How the Trust’s ambitious plans for nature recovery involve everyone, and how through collaboration they aspire to restore nature, and the essential services delivered by a healthy natural environment to business and society.

5:45 pm

Questions and Answers

6:00 pm

Canapés, cheese, wine and networking

7:00 pm



Victoria Sandberg

Longmores Solicitors

Partner specialising in Commercial Property and Head of Rural

01992 512775


A Commercial Property specialist, Victoria handles transactions including freehold sales and purchases, conditional contracts, option and pre-emption agreements, overage, leases and general estate management issues. She is a CLA Committee member and acts for a number of estates, rural businesses, farmers and investors.

John Wagstaffe

Longmores Solicitors

Partner and Head of Property Litigation

01992 305201


A specialist in Property Disputes, John advises clients on the resolution of disputes by negotiation, where possible, and by litigation otherwise. Among rural businesses, his clients include landowners, agents, developers, landlords and tenants.

Alastair Liddiard

Longmores Solicitors

Partner and Head of Trust and Estate Administration

01992 512779


Alastair helps individuals and families to plan for the future and advises on the administration of estates. He takes a highly personalised approach to help clients define what they need to achieve making sure they have all the options to make the right decisions.  Alastair is recommended by The Legal 500 for his expertise in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate. He is also a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Law Society’s Private Client Section.

Miranda Mulligan

Longmores Solicitors

Associate Solicitor specialising in Employment Law

01992 305212


Miranda is a solicitor specialising in advising businesses on employment law.  She has experience bringing and defending employment tribunal proceedings, as well as being an accredited mediator.  Miranda also helps her clients with contracts of employment, consultancy agreements and settlement agreements.  Miranda is ranked as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 and as an Associate to Watch in Chambers UK.

Country Land & Business Association (CLA)

020 7235 0511


Chloë Edwards

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Director of Nature Recovery

01727 858901


Chloë leads and oversees the strategic development and delivery of the Trust’s nature recovery work (across nature reserves and the wider landscape). Prior to this she worked as Head of Wilder Landscapes at Kent Wildlife Trust, championing coexistence and leading on the development of pioneering wilding and catchment resilience programmes.


To book your space at the Rural Land and Business Seminar, please email bookings@longmores.law.

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