Partner, Land and Rural Business
Mike has an exceptionally broad range of interest and experience, acting for all types and scales of rural businesses, estates and landowners, farmers and farm tenants. He does work for the Land Commission which helps the firm keep up to date with future policy and legislative thinking.
Mike has a particular interest in Environmental and Tax Law in the rural sphere. Mike was one of the authors of a major textbook on the Law of Leases and is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Agricultural Law, frequently chairing seminars. The breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience has often helped both his clients and his colleagues, providing solutions for difficult issues/problems in a wide variety of situations.
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The breadth of knowledge in the team is impressive, from the partners to the trainees – all instil confidence in the advice and guidance they provide.
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Recent News & Insights by Mike
22 June 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins
Paying farmers to retire: political havering or right on the money?
By Mike Blair
The scheme as proposed would see farmers receive a one-off payment of up to £100k for surrendering their land or...