Land & estate management

We manage and consult to a number of large and small rural estates, ensuring our clients’ assets are properly managed and their aspirations are reached. We work closely with our clients to meet all the challenges and opportunities that come with the ownership of land and rural property.

  • • Agricultural, Residential & Commercial Property Management
  • • Forestry & Woodland Management
  • • Landlord & Tenant Matters
  • • Staff Recruitment & Management
  • • Estate Strategy and Reviews
  • • Land Use Grant Schemes
  • • Property Purchase & Sale Advice
  • • Sporting & Diversification Advice
  • • Market Appraisals & Valuations
  • • Management & Supervision of Commercial Enterprises on Estates
  • • Succession Planning Advice
  • • Farm or Estate Businesses Restructuring
  • • Shooting or Fishing Rights Advice

The Land and Estate Management team is led by David Pardoe.

We act as trusted advisor, consultant, manager or agent, supporting owners of rural estates at the point of purchase, sale and everything in between.

We specialise in assisting our clients to find the opportunities that present themselves with the ownership of land and rural property as well as to meet the challenges and ensure positive outcomes.


The Land & Estate Management team is responsible for supervising the management of a number of estates which total several thousand acres with hundreds of houses and commercial lettings – from offices to solar parks – as well as dozens of staff and the apparently infinite variety of contractors & advisors that come with such a large portfolio.

These estates often include a number of trading businesses. We manage or supervise enterprises from farming and forestry to sporting, retail and leisure.

We often give advice or act on aspects of estate management or on particular challenges clients face, usually in close liaison with other professionals. For example, we regularly advise and consult on succession planning, in particular the restructuring of farm or estate businesses.

Some of our time is spent valuing country houses and rural estates, or elements of them, usually for tax or other internal purposes. We also advise or act in the purchase and sale of country houses, land, farms and estates as well as shooting or fishing rights.

We have a particular strength in environmentally sustainable land use and associated grant or funding advice, and in providing advice on rural diversification and planning.

“David’s diligence in supervising our compliance & management systems is hugely reassuring.”

“He continually displays energy, patience and tact in meeting challenges and pursuing opportunities for us.”