Christopher leads the firm’s agricultural team and is a key advisor to landowners, farmers and rural land-owning institutions.
One of his main strengths is explaining complex legal issues in simple terms and giving practical advice and solutions to both everyday problems encountered by farmers, landowners and their families and to issues of asset and tax planning affecting each generation.
He advises landowners on a wide range of option and promotion agreements to promote land for development and is experienced in advising groups of owners on equalising development gains and the tax intricacies of selling land for development.
He has been involved in farm and landed estate sales and purchases for over 30 years and advises on agricultural landlord and tenant problems and tenancy restructuring for inheritance tax planning purposes. He advises family farming partnerships and has an unrivalled working knowledge of agricultural holdings and farm business tenancy legislation.
Christopher has a thorough knowledge of the agricultural industry. He worked with farming and landowning organisations advising on the 2001 and 2007 foot and mouth outbreaks.
Chris Findley's 'Good reputation in the market' is lauded by interviewees, with sources describing him as 'a really nice guy, great fun to deal with.'
Chambers & Partners UK 2017
Christopher Findley - 'In-depth experience and technical knowledge set against a background of a practical and down-to-earth approach.'
Chambers & Partners UK 2018
Christopher Findley is praised for his ‘wide-ranging experience and practical advice.’
Legal 500 UK 2017