Salim Patel


Salim is a Partner in the Farms, Estates & Landowner Development team.  He joined Wilsons in November 2021 and specialises in non-contentious agricultural and rural land and property matters.  Salim acts for a wide variety of landowners including landed estates, charities, farmers, family farming companies, partnerships and private individuals.

His practice includes dealing with the sale and purchase of strategic land for development (including advising on overage arrangements, options, promotion, landowner collaboration and hybrid agreements), the sale and purchase of farms, estates and rural land and acting for landlords and tenants with agricultural tenancy matters. 

Salim specialises in a range of other matters including renewable energy projects, the grant of commercial leases of rural property for diversification purposes and the grant of easements for utility, other strategic purposes and farm business tenancies.

He is particularly interested in the management of natural capital and the challenges and opportunities faced by owners of rural property in this arena.  Salim has experience of acting for wildlife charities in connection with the purchase of land for nature reserves and for other clients exploring the opportunities presented by new schemes for environmental land management and bio-diversity net gain and also the potential use of conservation covenants.

Recent highlights

  • Negotiating a very long term FBT which addressed complex provisions relating to diversification, conservation matters and APR protections

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