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Law firm’s Agricultural & Rural Services team receives a boost
05 Mar 2020

Shropshire’s top agricultural and rural services legal team has been strengthened with another member qualifying as a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.

Anna Russell has become the latest lawyer at FBC Manby Bowdler to gain the badge of excellence after passing advanced training and a written exam.

She joins colleagues Partners Tom Devey and Sarah Baugh, and Consultant Steven Corfield who are already Fellows of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA).

The ALA is the UK’s leading independent inter-professional organisation. It provides a forum for professionals serving the agriculture sector and is often consulted by government on legislative and policy changes.

Agricultural lead partner Sarah Baugh said: “I am delighted that Anna has qualified as a Fellow of the ALA. She brings an important skill set to the Agricultural & Rural Services team with her expertise in land and rural property and securing this qualification further strengthens the expertise we can offer our clients in Shropshire and across the border into Wales and in the wider Midlands.”

Anna joined FBC Manby Bowdler in 2016 and specialises in land and rural property law with experience in the sale, purchase and management of landed estates, acting for both private and institutional landowners.

As well as dealing with secured lending, leases, easements, covenants, first registrations of title and other associated matters for both the rural and residential markets, Anna also has experience in complex sales and exchanges of land.

FBC Manby Bowdler’s Agricultural & Rural Services department received a top tier ranking in the 2020 Legal 500 guide, which recommends the best law firms and lawyers in the region. 

The team is also recognised in the Chamber 2020 Directory as a top ranked department, with both Tom and Sarah, as well as consultant Steven Corfield, singled out for praise.

Anna can be contacted on the details below.

Meet Anna Russell