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Cambridge, Northampton
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Agriculture & Rural Affairs

About The Role

Here at HCR Hewitsons our Agriculture and Rural Affairs team is growing, and we are looking for two Solicitors to join the team, one in Northampton and another based in our Cambridge office.

The team at HCR Hewitsons has a wealth of experience working with landed estates, farmers, rural  landowners and businesses or high net worth individuals, supporting on a range of agricultural and rural services. This includes dealing with all aspects of property ownership and management whether   buying and selling property, negotiating tenancies, or  dealing with farm management. The team is known for its understanding of the sector and with expertise in business and succession planning.   The team’s rural clients include landed charities , landowners involved in renewables, promoting or selling for development, habitat banking or involvement in  biodiversity management.   

What we need you to do:

  • Work on a range of matters within the specialisms and with a range of clients-to develop your own particular area of expertise
  • Develop and maintain knowledge on issues within Agriculture, keeping ahead of new developments in a changing sector  working collaboratively with experts in the sector from across the firm to share knowledge.
  • Develop opportunities for the referral of work across the business and actively participate in business development opportunities.

About You


  • 1+ years PQE
  • You may have a background in agriculture, or an interest in this, with experience in relevant areas of law.
  • Able to work collaboratively with colleagues and successfully manage client relationships
  • Excellent technical ability and drafting skills
  • Can demonstrate teamwork and relationship building skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Proactive, ambitious and organised with a keen eye for detail

About Us

Benefits of working with us:

• Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
• 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
• Happy People / Perks at Work benefits portal
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Life Assurance
• 1/3 gym membership contribution
• Flu vaccinations
What does HCR believe, achieve and stand for? 

As a Times Best Law firm, among the UK Top 70, we provide the full range of services that you would expect to organisations, business leaders and individuals. However, in our mission to give everyone the opportunity to experience a different kind of legal service, we take an entrepreneurial approach. We’re flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, delivering the best outcomes for them. We have more than 800 lawyers and support staff, including more than 150 partners, and have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark in recognition of our compliance and client care standards. 

With eleven offices in England and Wales our well-established presence stretches from west to east, ensuring clients can access a full-service legal offering no matter where they’re located. We’ve expanded significantly in Birmingham, Cardiff and the Thames Valley, and our merger with Hewitsons has led to the addition of two new office locations (Northampton and Milton Keynes), and even further growth in London and Cambridge. 

With solid connections in the communities we work in, and a track record of delivering legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the areas we base ourselves in, our clients continue to value our approach to providing legal advice, in the way they need, when they need it.
At HCR, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them. We want to attract a diverse and ambitious workforce that reflects all backgrounds and skills to create a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, recognises and nurtures talent, and which works together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 

We also want you to achieve your absolute best during the recruitment process.  Please let us know of any changes we can make at any point that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. 
A note for recruitment agencies – The HCR Resourcing Team is responsible for recruitment across the firm, and where possible will use direct hiring methods. We do work with a Preferred Supplier List, and where appropriate, we will release vacancies to those agencies who we deem most appropriate to support us. Only those agencies will be invited to submit candidates via our recruitment portal. Any speculative or unsolicited CVs sent to any employee or Partner of HCR will not be considered an introduction, and no fees will be applicable. Furthermore, we retain the right to pursue these candidates without query of ownership

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