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Edward Whittington

Managing Partner

Area of Expertise

  • Land development
  • Real estate
  • Residential property
  • Rural and farming

I am the managing partner of Moore Blatch, with overall executive responsibility for the firm’s strategic direction and corporate responsibilities.

As a solicitor, I typically I act for a range of investors, developers, commercial clients, private individuals, trusts and families with varying property interests and holdings across the UK.

I am also head of our rural services team which includes lawyers specialising in all aspects of legal advice related to this sector, including property, wills and trusts, tax planning, business and partnership arrangements and land development. My clients within this sector include landed estates, landowners, investors, farmers, small holders and rural and equine businesses.

I provide a friendly, responsive and approachable service, with pragmatic legal advice in plain English. I take into account the practical realities of your position, as well as the law, recommending solutions rather than identifying problems. I deliver projects to tight deadlines, whether they are multi million pound real estate transactions or small scale advisory matters.

Before reading law I read history at Edinburgh University. I am a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the CLA.

Directory quotes:

Chambers and Partners UK 2018

"Ed Whittington is a very likeable character, and is able to foster the client's trust and get to grips with complex property issues." 

"He is calm, clear, consises, diligent and proactive. I would also say the same as for the team: proactive and timely responses, clear and concise advice and the ability to work as a team." 

"He has a great ability to engage with the clients, understand their problems and come up with solutions. He's particularly good at understanding and explaining development potential to landowners." 

"He's very good at communicating to clients and guiding them through the legal process."

One source says Edward Whittington is "charming to deal with, and very proactive on the agriculture scene on the South Coast." Whittington has expertise in the sale and purchase of agricultural and rural land, including negotiating promotion and option agreements with developers. Chambers UK 2017

Head of the rural services team Edward Whittington is a real estate lawyer, respected for his specialist knowledge of land law and his hands-on approach. Chambers UK 2016

Edward Whittington is "reasonable, commercial and sensitive to client needs"  Legal 500 2017

"Pleasant to work with, able to navigate his way through any problem, and with integrity by the bucketload' - Legal 500 2018

Testimonials

"His strengths are his experience of selling similar property and his legal and technical knowledge." Client

"Ed Whittington, who is their main man there, is very pleasant to deal with - he has a nice manner in how he deals with things." Market Commentator


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