Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Farrer & Co is synonymous with the highest quality legal advice and service.

We advise individuals, families, businesses, financial services, educational and not-for-profit organisations on every aspect of the law, wherever the need arises. From our offices in London we work with trusted professionals around the world to deliver a seamless international service.

Our clients present us with complex and varied challenges. Whether that's a complicated family trust issue, a multinational corporate transaction, or an emerging threat to their reputation, they need clear thinkers who can advise on the best solutions, fast thinkers when speed is of the essence and agile thinkers who can produce a fresh approach to get the job done. That's why they choose us.

Our clients value our in-depth knowledge, technical excellence and diversity of disciplines. But what really binds our long-standing relationships with them is our approach: pragmatic, plain speaking and always steadfast in our values, which we hold dear. Values which mean we gain our clients' trust, always strive to do the right thing, and aim for the best results for them.

Superb client service sits at the heart of everything we do. We are modern lawyers with timeless values.

The Team

The legal directories recognise Farrer & Co as one of the UK's leading firms for rural property work, acting for some of the UK’s premier institutional landowners and private estates. We provide all the legal services needed by the modern rural landowner. From wind and solar options to urban extensions, and from complex agricultural tenancy surrenders to major estate purchases, we have the expertise to make things happen.

We are home to one of the largest rural property teams in the country, which allows us to deliver large projects within tight timetables. Clients value our practical and commercial advice, safe in the knowledge that our focus is on achieving positive results for them.


The candidate will work with associates and partners from across the Rural practice area focusing on rural estates, involving agriculture, commercial and residential work.


Sale and purchase of agricultural property and rural residential property

Agricultural, commercial and residential landlord and tenant.

Sporting rights, right of way, easements and all other aspects of real property.

More complex transaction including mineral leases, solar farm leases and development agreements.

Acting for banks in obtaining security.

Skills and Experience

High level of technical knowledge relating to the practice area.

Strong academic background

Sound technical knowledge relating to the practice area

Excellent organisational skills with and strong interest and enthusiasm in respect of rural estates and other property matters

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Self-starting approach to tasks and projects and ability to work on own initiative

Ability to think laterally and apply knowledge and experience to a broad range of matters and clients

Efficient communication skills and the ability to pitch the advice to the person receiving it.

The ability to deal with many matters at any one time.

Excellent financial discipline in terms of time capturing and billing.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have the ability to deal calmly and with authority commensurate with experience and to work to tight deadlines is essential.

They will have an enthusiasm for team work, dealing with people, and an ability to assume responsibility and deal efficiently with a varied and often demanding workload will also be a key requirement.

The candidate will be expected quickly to become an integral part of an established and highly regarded team.

Education and Qualifications

The candidate will hold a minimum 2.1 degree and a training contract from a mid-sized or city firm.

Special aspects

Our office hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm but it is essential that the applicant is committed, flexible and prepared to work beyond normal office hours when necessary and in response to the demands of the business.