Chester 01244 405 555

Grosvenor Court
Foregate Street Chester
Cheshire CH1 1HG
DX: 19990 Chester


Shrewsbury 01743 443043

Lakeside House
Oxon Business Park
Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ
DX: 148563 Shrewsbury 14

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Airport City, Manchester 0161 537 3324

Offices 204 and 205
Manchester Business Park
3000 Aviator Way
Manchester M22 5TG

About the Role

We are seeking a Senior Associate or (ideally) Partner to lead and develop our Rural Estates and Agriculture offering within our Real Estate Team at Aaron & Partners. The role will encompass interfacing with other specialist teams to provide specific agricultural advice on wider projects and schemes including working with the Firm’s Wills Trusts and Taxes team on inheritance and succession planning, the Planning team on land diversification including renewable energy schemes and the Corporate team on partnership and incorporation issues as well as the Family team on landed estate/high net worth family matters.

You will have at least 10 years PQE and have strong contacts with Agents Accountants and within the sector. Ideally you will be an active member of the Agricultural Law Association and CLA and will have a following.

You will be committed to work within the rural economy but want to operate within a strong commercial environment where you will have ready access to other specialist advice within the Firm.

You will have a Real estate grounding with experience of Rural Payment schemes and Farm Business models and some familiarity with the older Agricultural Holdings Act regime.

You will have the desire and confidence to develop and grow your own sector area of expertise including, generating personal connections internally and externally, looking out for other sector experts or developing up and coming trainees and paralegals to strengthen the Agricultural sector at the Firm.

About the Team

Our highly regarded Real Estate team has an enviable reputation and is highly ranked in the independent legal guide The Legal 500.

Key People

Head of department, Emma McGlinchey has significant skill in a broad range of commercial Real Estate matters. Emma has a wealth of experience acting for a major retailer with a particular focus on food retail development.

Real Estate Partner, Simon Ellis undertakes all aspects of non-contentious charity work, in particular Charity property. His main areas of expertise are commercial property and charity law.

About Aaron & Partners LLP

We are a highly reputable law firm with offices in Chester and Shrewsbury and more than 20 recommendations from the two main independent legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality, results focused legal advice through a dedicated partner-led service. Much of the work we undertake is ‘bespoke’, requiring unique solutions to unique problems and a breadth of commercial understanding and appreciation.

The firm positively encourages solicitors at all levels to take on as much responsibility as they are comfortable with.  We want individuals who are keen to build and broaden their technical abilities, whilst at the same time developing client-facing and marketing skills.

The firm is growing, ambitious and constantly evolving and we expect the same from our employees.

Hours of work & Benefits

This is a full-time position based at our Chester or Shrewsbury office with the flexibility of some home working.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including:

  • 5 weeks annual holiday
  • Enhanced pension
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Death in service benefit (4 x annual salary)
  • and more…….

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally and without discrimination.

As a firm we proactively promote a positive working environment and “The A&P Way”


















If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please send your CV, along with a covering letter to Jane Dearsley by email to:

[email protected] or by post to 5-7 Grosvenor Court, Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HG.

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