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Danielle Spalding

Legal Director


Career & Experience

Danielle is a Legal Director in the Farms, Estates and Rural Land team. She works on rural business and property disputes such as partnership disputes, landlord and tenant claims, issues relating to restrictive covenants, proprietary estoppel claims and a range of Agricultural Holdings Act matters. Danielle also has experience in advising clients on environmental regulations and natural capital matters. Danielle is passionate about the opportunities that natural capital presents for the rural economy and understands the bespoke advice needed to implement long-term change.

Danielle acts for a wide range of rural clients including landowners, landed estates and others with an interest in the rural land market such as major banks and property developers.

Danielle has a thorough understanding of the rural market that her clients operate in enabling her to offer practical solutions that work.

Danielle’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising numerous landowners on a landscape-scale natural capital project.
  • Acting for a high net worth individual on a £20m farming partnership and property dispute involving complicated ownership structures, estoppel claims and tenancy issues.
  • Advising on and drafting complex settlement documentation to enable an estate client to recover possession of a substantial agricultural holding including a farmhouse and agricultural land, land used for diversified farming business and commercial property. A deal that involved multiple types of tenancies including Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, farm business tenancies and assured agricultural occupancies.

Outside of work Danielle enjoys countryside walks and spending time with her young daughters.

Accolades

  • Member of the Agricultural Law Association
  • Member of the Property Litigation Association
  • Member of the Country Land and Business Association
  • Recognised as a "Rising Star" in Legal 500 2023 and an "Associate to watch" in Chambers 2023
People

Danielle Spalding

Legal Director


Career & Experience

Danielle is a Legal Director in the Farms, Estates and Rural Land team. She works on rural business and property disputes such as partnership disputes, landlord and tenant claims, issues relating to restrictive covenants, proprietary estoppel claims and a range of Agricultural Holdings Act matters. Danielle also has experience in advising clients on environmental regulations and natural capital matters. Danielle is passionate about the opportunities that natural capital presents for the rural economy and understands the bespoke advice needed to implement long-term change.

Danielle acts for a wide range of rural clients including landowners, landed estates and others with an interest in the rural land market such as major banks and property developers.

Danielle has a thorough understanding of the rural market that her clients operate in enabling her to offer practical solutions that work.

Danielle’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising numerous landowners on a landscape-scale natural capital project.
  • Acting for a high net worth individual on a £20m farming partnership and property dispute involving complicated ownership structures, estoppel claims and tenancy issues.
  • Advising on and drafting complex settlement documentation to enable an estate client to recover possession of a substantial agricultural holding including a farmhouse and agricultural land, land used for diversified farming business and commercial property. A deal that involved multiple types of tenancies including Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, farm business tenancies and assured agricultural occupancies.

Outside of work Danielle enjoys countryside walks and spending time with her young daughters.

Accolades

  • Member of the Agricultural Law Association
  • Member of the Property Litigation Association
  • Member of the Country Land and Business Association
  • Recognised as a "Rising Star" in Legal 500 2023 and an "Associate to watch" in Chambers 2023

Expertise

  • Rural land disputes
  • Agricultural partnership and business disputes
  • Agricultural tenancy and occupation disputes
  • Natural capital
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Easement and covenant issues
  • Succession planning
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Receiverships

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Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it

Edward Venmore and Danielle Spalding are both effective lawyers and very knowledgeable about their sector. They are very pleasant to work with.

Legal 500 2022

“Danielle is very well respected and recognised for her expertise.”

Chambers 2023

Edward Venmore and Danielle Spalding never cease to impress with their knowledge, and professional approach to their work and clients. I never hesitate to recommend them and their team.

Legal 500 2023

Danielle is experienced, energetic and extremely capable. She has got that combination of legal knowledge and commercial pragmatism and is good with clients.

Chambers 2024

Danielle offers a consistently professional, friendly and compassionate service to clients taking care to understand their businesses and ambitions for the future.

Chambers 2024

Edward Venmore and Danielle Spalding have both worked tirelessly together collaborating their expert legal knowledge to achieve a conclusive, favourable outcome. They have always shown efficiency and care together with excellent professionalism in their field. They are definitely a dynamic duo.

Legal 500 2024

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