Landed & Historic Estates

“Relevant additional individuals were rapidly, and with knowledge of the subjects concerned, brought in to advice and guide as necessary for both the lawyers, family and trustees.”

Chambers, 2024

“On agricultural tenancy matters, they are a very well-educated firm with a well-rounded approach to the practical application of the law. They have a good mix of team members, suitable for all occasions.”

Chambers, 2024

“Having worked with Sue Pritchett, Sue Russell and Peter Bourke throughout my association with Wilsons they have always managed to find solutions and have been diligent in ensuring documentation and negotiations have progressed flawlessly and rapidly. They have been able to clearly explain clauses and legal jargon in layman’s terms.”

Legal 500, 2024

“I have worked with the property team at Wilsons for over 25 years. The team at are highly approachable, personable, and want to understand you and your needs. They are always aware of different family dynamics, personalities and priorities. They treat you as an individual rather than a billing opportunity. Understand issues rapidly and provide often innovative solutions.”

Legal 500, 2024

Respecting the past, protecting the future

As an estate owner or custodian you’re likely to meet many challenges when it comes to safeguarding assets and passing them on to the next generation. We were founded to provide just the kind of practical and grounded advice you need and have grown to become leaders in the field.

Clear, thorough and knowledgeable

From farming and mineral extraction to tourism and sports, we work with over 50 landed estates in England and Wales involved in all manner of enterprises. Calling on specialists when needed from our property, probate, trust administration, employment, litigation and company commercial departments, our multi-disciplinary team can cover any eventuality that might impact your case.

We provide strategic and commercial advice on all areas of wealth management and succession planning. This ranges from wills and trusts to tax matters including inheritance, capital gains, stamp duty land tax and agricultural and business property relief.

When it comes to historic estates, we’re often recommended by the Heritage Team of HM Revenue & Customs, Capital Taxes to provide independent advice to taxpayers. We’re also experienced in advising clients on Heritage Maintenance Fund set-up and maintenance.