isurv authors - Williams, Vivienne

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Vivienne Williams
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Partner, Michelmores LLP
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Vivienne Williams is Head of Michelmores' Bristol Office, and a partner in the Agriculture team.

Vivienne specialises in all aspects of contentious agricultural work and acts for farming businesses, sole traders, land owners, estates, tenant farmers, lending institutions, receivers and local authorities. She advises on agricultural property disputes, including landlord and tenant and succession. Her practice includes farming partnership disputes, rights of way, contractual disputes, co-ownership and trust disputes. She also advises on possession claims, subsidies, agricultural banking and insolvency.

Vivienne lectures regularly to the RICS and Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. She has also contributed to the LexisNexis Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents (Agricultural Tenancies Volume) and most recently, the 10th edition of Scammell, Densham and Williams' Law of Agricultural Holdings, published in July 2015.

Company biography

Michelmores is a fast growing law firm with offices in Exeter, Bristol and on Chancery Lane in London.

It has the largest team of Agricultural lawyers in the country, offering practical and commercial advice to landowners, farming businesses, landed estates, institutions and others with interests in land and the wider rural economy. Two lawyers in the team are dual-qualified, having previously practised as chartered surveyors and the team now boasts two Fellows of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

The Agriculture team is assisted by one of the largest and most experienced private client and tax teams outside London. As a full service law firm, the skills and experience of its employment, commercial and energy and renewables teams can be called on to provide comprehensive advice to clients when required.

Michelmores' ability to advise across all rural issues, coupled with experience, ensures that it is seen by many as the leading firm for all legal issues arising in agriculture.