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Top 150 Law Firm Strengthens Team with New Partner

Well-known legal heavyweight has joined leading national law firm Roythornes Solicitors as a partner to support its agricultural offering.

After 12 years at Mills & Reeve in Cambridge, Matthew Hesketh has made the move back to his home county and joined the agricultural property team at Roythornes’ Spalding office in Lincolnshire.

The firm is one of the top agricultural law practices in the country, offering its clients specialist knowledge in areas such as share farming, producer organisations, agricultural supply contracts and poultry production.

Vember Mortlock, managing director at Roythornes said: “Matthew is a fantastic addition to our team and has years of impressive specialist experience to share with our clients. He has already hit the ground running and we're excited to see him thrive in Lincolnshire.

“Our agriculture team enjoys a national reputation because we understand the pressures our clients have to contend with. We provide targeted advice and strive to stay ahead of the game when it comes to wide-ranging policy and legislative changes.”

Originally from Lincolnshire, Matthew has made the move back home to be closer to family and step up into the partner role. He said: “Agricultural property law is very niche, so I’ve always been aware of Roythornes great reputation. I like that I can contribute and offer tangible support to the vital farming industry, whether it’s an individual farmer or a large business, we tackle cases as business advisors and guide clients with the best possible advice.

“I am already enjoying the variety of the role and look forward to soaking up the expertise the firm has to offer.”