Leading South East Law firm, Thomson Snell & Passmore, is pleased to announce that Senior Associate, Penelope Edgar, has achieved her certificate to become part of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA) Fellowship. To date, there are 144 ALA Fellows, and further to Penelope’s recent addition, there are only four other Fellows based in the Kent and Sussex area.
The ALA encourages the understanding and development of the law and practice in agriculture, environment, food and related issues. The membership consists of professionals serving those sectors, such as lawyers and bankers through to farm business consultants and surveyors – to support each other in their respective specialisms.
The ALA awards fellowship to those with significant experience of agricultural law. Penelope, a Commercial Property Senior Associate who forms part of Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Agriculture & Rural Affairs Team and joined the firm in 2015, was required to attend an advanced training and undertake a written examination to achieve the significant accomplishment of Fellowship.
Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Agriculture & Rural Affairs practice is recognised as top tier; ranked in band 1 in Kent by leading legal directory, Chambers & Partners UK. The Team’s lawyers undertake a wide breadth of work – covering both personal and business affairs – for farmers, estates and rural landowners and businesses. Their advice ranges from commercial property and estate planning through to dispute resolution and corporate instructions from farming businesses.
Penelope Edgar, Senior Associate and Fellow of the ALA, comments:
“I am really pleased to have become part of the ALA Fellowship. It is one of the leading industry bodies and has incredibly strong links with the farming community. I look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality advice to Thomson Snell & Passmore’s clients in the agricultural sector.”