Fast growing midlands law firm Thursfields Solicitors is launching a new division under the leadership of new arrival Sarah Denney-Richards.

Mrs Denney-Richards joins as a director to head up the newly-created agricultural department which will provide focused legal advice to the agricultural and rural business sector.

Sarah Denney-Richards

Sarah Denney-Richards

Thursfields Solicitors

She is recognised in Legal 500 as an agricultural and estates specialist.

Her background lies in all aspects of rural property including the buying and selling of farms, estate management and diversification projects ranging from renewable energy schemes to strategic land development.

She has a particular expertise in agricultural tenancies and her remit extends to agricultural business advice including partnerships, succession and inheritance planning and business reorganisation.

She was admitted as a solicitor in 2001 and moved to Worcestershire in 2006. She began specialising in agricultural law at Burges Salmon in Bristol and has since developed her expertise, employed as a partner at mfg solicitors, Knights and latterly Wright Hassall.

Her decision to join Thursfields Solicitors was driven by the firm’s ambition to grow in the region.

’Thursfields has grown rapidly in recent years and I was impressed by the vision of the firm’s directors to create a full service legal firm for the midlands and beyond.’

’The new agricultural and rural business division will reach out to farmers and landowners throughout the wider midlands region, offering expert legal advice across all aspects of their business and personal lives,’ she said.

Thursfields managing director Nick O’Hara said: ‘Sarah’s decision to join us is a welcome reflection on the progress we have made in recent years in building a truly regional law firm.’

’Her expertise will enable us to offer our services in a much more focused way to rural business owners and landed estates. This summer we will also be expanding our Solihull operation and announcing further key appointments as we continue to recruit quality lawyers who share our vision.’