Anita Symington has joined Moore Blatch as a consultant in the rural property team, based in the firm's London office.
Symington is a former chief legal adviser to the Country Landowners Association (CLA) and partner specialising in farms and estates for over 30 years.
Symington advises on all aspects of agricultural law, in particular sales and purchases of rural land and estates, agricultural tenancies, diversification enterprises, wind energy projects and the implications of Brexit.
She also advises on succession planning, sporting rights, filming location agreements, estate audits, agricultural property relief and agricultural secured lending.
Symington commented: 'The Moore Blatch team have a strong reputation for their knowledge of the countryside plus an understanding of the intricacies of handling all matters related to rural land and estates. I’m pleased to be joining their ranks.'
She currently sits on the CLA Legal and Property Rights Committee and has close contacts in the National Farmers Union (NFU), Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). She has also written and lectured on subjects related to rural property and has been named as a leader in several guides.