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Ethan Desai

Ethan Desai

Partner

Ethan Desai

Partner

Ethan Desai
Locations Canterbury
Tel 01227 763939
Email edd@furleypage.co.uk
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  • Agriculture and landed estates
  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Charity property
  • Development
  • Renewable energy

Ethan is the head of our Agricultural and Rural Business team.

Ethan graduated from the University of Reading and qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Ethan specialised in rural and agricultural property matters at two firms in the Midlands before joining Furley Page in 2016 and became a Partner in May 2018.

Ethan advises agricultural estates, farmers and other landowners on a full range of residential, commercial and agricultural property matters. These include farm sales and purchases, development options and promotion agreements, tenancy advice (including agricultural tenancies), overage agreements and renewable energy projects.

Ethan’s workload typically comprises of:

  • acting for sellers and buyers in relation to land transactions, whether that involves whole farms/businesses or smaller land parcels;
  • acting for landowners in the sale of development land, particularly the grant of residential development options or promotion agreements to major developers;
  • advising landowners in relation to renewable energy projects;
  • assisting with the management of landed estates in a range of property or business restructuring matters;
  • providing landowners and tenants with advice on agricultural tenancies, including surrender/regrant arrangements for tax planning purposes and succession tenancies; and;
  • dealing with the sale and purchase of high value residential properties or estates.
  • Agricultural Law Association (ALA)

  • Country Land and Business Association (CLA)

Ethan Desai is head of the agricultural and...

Ethan Desai is head of the agricultural and rural business team at the firm. An interviewee says that Desai is "very efficient, approachable and willing to give good explanations." Chambers UK 2019 - Ethan Desai

Furley Page Solicitors' agriculture and estates team is...

Furley Page Solicitors' agriculture and estates team is rated by clients for is industry knowledge, which enables it to 'rapidly get up to speed when faced with novel challenges - advice is thorough and well considered, with appropriate consideration given to clients' concerns'. Partner and practice head Ethan Desai is singled out for his 'thorough and perceptive approach'; he acts for agricultural and rural clients in general property matters, and is noted for his renewable energy and development expertise. He works alongside Christopher Wacher to handle a range of agricultural diversification matters, including advice on land promotion agreements and other residential development opportunities. Ethan Desai is ranked Next Generation Lawyer The Legal 500 2019 - Agriculture and estates

The 'excellent' Ethan Desai leads the firm's agriculture...

The 'excellent' Ethan Desai leads the firm's agriculture and rural business offering. Clients describe him as 'friendly and professional' and note that he is 'creative, flexible and gets the job done'. Chambers UK 2018 - Ethan Desai

The ‘reliable’ group at Furley Page acts for...

The ‘reliable’ group at Furley Page acts for a mix of landed estates, charities and investors, and has significant renewable energy and development expertise. Senior associate Ethan Desai heads the practice, having joined the firm in January 2016; Desai specialises in rural property and development work. ... the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Christopher Wacher assisted with various legal agreements regarding the installation of an 18MV solar array. The Legal 500 2017 - Agriculture and estates

Ethan Desai is a new addition to the...

Ethan Desai is a new addition to the agriculture team at Furley Page Solicitors. He brings with him a broad rural property practice, including experience in development opportunities and renewable energy. Chambers UK 2017 - Ethan Desai

Areas of Specialism

  • Agriculture and landed estates
  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Charity property
  • Development
  • Renewable energy

Career

Ethan is the head of our Agricultural and Rural Business team.

Ethan graduated from the University of Reading and qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Ethan specialised in rural and agricultural property matters at two firms in the Midlands before joining Furley Page in 2016 and became a Partner in May 2018.

Ethan advises agricultural estates, farmers and other landowners on a full range of residential, commercial and agricultural property matters. These include farm sales and purchases, development options and promotion agreements, tenancy advice (including agricultural tenancies), overage agreements and renewable energy projects.

Ethan’s workload typically comprises of:

  • acting for sellers and buyers in relation to land transactions, whether that involves whole farms/businesses or smaller land parcels;
  • acting for landowners in the sale of development land, particularly the grant of residential development options or promotion agreements to major developers;
  • advising landowners in relation to renewable energy projects;
  • assisting with the management of landed estates in a range of property or business restructuring matters;
  • providing landowners and tenants with advice on agricultural tenancies, including surrender/regrant arrangements for tax planning purposes and succession tenancies; and;
  • dealing with the sale and purchase of high value residential properties or estates.

Memberships

Agricultural Law Association (ALA)

Country Land and Business Association (CLA)

Testimonials

Ethan Desai is head of the agricultural and...

Ethan Desai is head of the agricultural and rural business team at the firm. An interviewee says that Desai is "very efficient, approachable and willing to give good explanations." Chambers UK 2019 - Ethan Desai

Furley Page Solicitors' agriculture and estates team is...

Furley Page Solicitors' agriculture and estates team is rated by clients for is industry knowledge, which enables it to 'rapidly get up to speed when faced with novel challenges - advice is thorough and well considered, with appropriate consideration given to clients' concerns'. Partner and practice head Ethan Desai is singled out for his 'thorough and perceptive approach'; he acts for agricultural and rural clients in general property matters, and is noted for his renewable energy and development expertise. He works alongside Christopher Wacher to handle a range of agricultural diversification matters, including advice on land promotion agreements and other residential development opportunities. Ethan Desai is ranked Next Generation Lawyer The Legal 500 2019 - Agriculture and estates

The 'excellent' Ethan Desai leads the firm's agriculture...

The 'excellent' Ethan Desai leads the firm's agriculture and rural business offering. Clients describe him as 'friendly and professional' and note that he is 'creative, flexible and gets the job done'. Chambers UK 2018 - Ethan Desai

The ‘reliable’ group at Furley Page acts for...

The ‘reliable’ group at Furley Page acts for a mix of landed estates, charities and investors, and has significant renewable energy and development expertise. Senior associate Ethan Desai heads the practice, having joined the firm in January 2016; Desai specialises in rural property and development work. ... the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Christopher Wacher assisted with various legal agreements regarding the installation of an 18MV solar array. The Legal 500 2017 - Agriculture and estates

Ethan Desai is a new addition to the...

Ethan Desai is a new addition to the agriculture team at Furley Page Solicitors. He brings with him a broad rural property practice, including experience in development opportunities and renewable energy. Chambers UK 2017 - Ethan Desai

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