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Edward joined Hibberts LLP in September 2015 to head their Agriculture and Rural Practice Department having previously worked at a niche Agricultural Practice in North Wales. The agricultural department at Hibberts is not only named by The Legal 500 as one of the most respected of its kind, it has been recognised as a ‘Top Tier’ department.
Raised on a hill farm in South Snowdonia, Edward always had a particular interest in Agricultural Law, Commercial Law and issues relating to the countryside and rural businesses. He considers himself fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to combine his personal interests with work.
Supported by a great team he also provides specialist advice on the following:
Splitting his time between North Wales and Nantwich, he is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and a regional coordinator for North Wales. He is also a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association following successful completion of the ALA’s examination in London in December 2015. Edward has also since become a member of Council for the ALA.
He is secretary of his local Agricultural Show, a Member of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show Advisory Committee, a Member of the Eryri Young Farmers Club Management Committee and a past Farming Connect Rural Leadership Scholar.John Gibbons
John attended Staffordshire University Law School Law for both the Law Degree and the Legal Practice Course. He qualified as a Solicitor in August 2001 and joined Hibberts LLP in May 2015 and is based at the Nantwich office.
John specialises in Agricultural Law and Residential and Commercial Property. He is a team member of the Quality Conveyancing Scheme and a member of the Agricultural Law Association.
He has experience in:
John enjoys spending time with his family, watching football, listening to music, gardening, reading and travellingMichaela Warner
Michaela completed her Law degree at Aston University in 2014 and is continuing her studies completing a part-time Legal Practice Course whilst also continuing to work full time at our Nantwich office.
Michaela first came to Hibberts on a summer university placement working within different areas of the firm to gain valuable experience.
After a successful placement, she took on a full-time position completing stamp duty registrations. Since 2016, she has worked as a secretary within our agriculture and rural practice team and has recently been promoted to the role of Paralegal working with Edward Nutting.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and socialising with friends.Michael Ward
Michael holds a BA (Hons) in French Studies from Warwick University and he also attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
He qualified with Hill Dickinson in 1998 and has been a solicitor, and then Partner with Hibberts LLP since 2002 during which time he has focused predominantly upon property and litigation work
He undertakes all manner of dispute resolution and has a particular interest in contentious probate, trusts and partnership disputes. He also undertakes court of protection work, litigation relating to property and building disputes, and litigation relating to agriculture.
In such spare time as he has, he enjoys hill-walking, boats, country sports, wildlife and gardening.Stephen Sorfleet Wynford Collins Wanda M. Goodhead
Wanda is a solicitor in our agricultural team. She originally hails from Poland where she graduated with an equivalent to MA degree in classical and Near Eastern archaeology and ancient history. She subsequently moved to the UK and qualified as a solicitor in 1994. Wanda is also a member of the Agricultural Law Association.
Wanda joined Hibberts LLP in 2013 having previously worked for a number of commercial law firms, including a legal 100 firm in Manchester, and gaining experience in a broad range of commercial property and agricultural issues, including sales and acquisitions of freehold and leasehold land, development site setting, planning agreements, transfer of farm businesses.
At Hibberts LLP, she specialises in agricultural work, advising and acting for landowners, farmers, landlords, tenants as well as lenders and investors. Wanda’s work ranges from acquisitions and disposals of bare agricultural land , grant of licences and farm business tenancies to complex and high value matters including succession applications and grant of succession tenancies, option and promotion agreements in relation to agricultural land, solar panel leases, agricultural business partnerships, secured lending, re-mortgages, entitlements under CAP .
When she is not advising clients, Wanda enjoys listening to classical music, going to the opera and reading.