Tees solicitors celebrate Agricultural Law Association fellowships

Two of Tees’ Senior Associates Alexander Waples and Chris Claxton-Shirley have recently achieved Fellowship of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA).

The Agricultural Law Association is the UK’s largest inter-professional organisation devoted to the law and business of the countryside. 

The course included topics such as property, tax, regulatory issues, and important legal issues that affect farmers and rural business across England and Wales. Gaining Fellowship status is the highest qualification possible.

Alexander Waples is a Senior Associate in the commercial and agricultural property team, having worked with Tees since 2015. He acts for a wide range of landowning clients, including individuals, partnerships, corporate entities as well as landed estates. Alexander is also a key part of the Tees’ renewable energy team. 

Chris Claxton-Shirley, a Senior Associate in the Private Client team, advises on a range of issues from succession and tax planning to the administration of estates. 

Partner Letty Glaister, who heads up the Agriculture Team, said; “This is great recognition of Tees’ dedication to the agriculture legal sector and ensuring our experts have the in-depth knowledge needed to advise our rural clients.

“The agricultural community is an integral part of our firm and having solicitors with the Fellowship title shows we are constantly investing in learning so that we can provide the high-quality service our clients expect.”

Membership of the ALA is open to anyone training or qualified in the advisory professions and to others with an interest in the subject. The ALA exists to promote the understanding and development of the law and practice in agriculture, environment, food, and related issues and to provide a forum for professionals serving those sectors – lawyers, surveyors, accountants, bankers, farm business consultants and others – to support each other in their specialisms.

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