Mark Charter - 																					Partner

Mark Charter

Stuart Court
Salisbury Road
Romsey SO51 6DJ

Partner - Agriculture

Mark Charter is a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.

A highly experienced agricultural partner, Mark acts on behalf of individuals, families, trusts, partnerships, companies and even government departments on a range of agricultural cases. Based in our Romsey office, he advises farmers, estate owners and the wider landowner community across the south west and beyond.

He is particularly experienced in dealing with the sale and purchase of farms, estates and agri-businesses, and in cases involving high-value secured lending for farms and estates. As well as ‘pure’ agricultural law matters (such as FBTs, AHA tenancies, contract farming and agri-environmental schemes), Mark also advises on development and diversification projects, including renewables, for landowners.

Mark has a specialist interest in the equine space and his work has included advising clients on setting up polo yards and businesses, and the sale and purchase of studs, racing yards and estates.

Key Experience

Mark’s relevant experience includes:

  • advising a landowner on a complex AD plant project in which the AD plant leased to a third party but service, feedstock and digestate agreements were put in place with the landowner
  • advising landowners on an option agreement with a developer, which involved complex issues arising from tenancy on part of the farm, and one of the family members being a patient of the Court of Protection
  • acting for a bank on secured lending (over £10m) to an estate where complex due diligence – due to the nature of trusts, including a Channel Islands trustee – was required
  • restructuring an estate for tax-efficiency purposes in a case where the client didn’t want to use trusts
  • land assembly by landowner acquiring surrounding parcels, with a view to development for employment use


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