Partner, Real Estate

Penelope Edgar

Penny is a Partner and Head of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

Penny assists farmers and rural landowners with all non-contentious aspects of their property affairs including buying and selling land, granting and taking farm business tenancies, leases of commercial units where landowners have diversified away from agriculture, bio-diversity net gain schemes.

With a background in general commercial property Penny is well-placed to assist the rest of the general Real Estate team as needed.

Penny is also a member of the charity and not for profit sector team and, having worked in-house for the London Borough of Southwark for two years, occasionally advises local councils on property matters.

Penelope Edgar

Specialisms & expertise

  • Acquisition and disposal of agricultural land and buildings
  • Farm business tenancies
  • Acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold commercial property
  • All aspects of non-contentious landlord and tenant matters.

Examples of work

Acting for a well-known charity in the sale of agricultural/bare land for development

Acting for a farming partnership

Advising a local landowner on a chain of easements

Our client bought a small estate in East Sussex

Buying 222 acres of farmland

Achievements & other appointments

Penny became a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association in 2018, is ranked for agricultural law in Chambers UK and is a Recommended Lawyer for both agriculture and commercial property in The Legal 500. Penny is also listed as a Citywealth Leader.


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Penny has a combined Honours degree in French and Italian from the University of Birmingham and passed the Common Professional Exam and Solicitors’ Finals at The College of Law in Chester. Penny was admitted in 1993.