The Team

Neil Holiday FRICS

Neil joined Laws & Fiennes in 2009 and joined the Partnership in 2010; Neil formed Laws & Fiennes LLP in 2019 with Helen Gibbs. Neil has 40 years’ experience of advising institutional, charitable and private clients on a wide range of rural asset management matters.

His expertise includes estate management, strategic advice, planning and development work. He is a RICS registered valuer. He also has experience in farm management, forestry, minerals, diversification and conservation matters.

Neil is chairman of the Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire branch of the Farm Community Network.


Helen Gibbs MRICS FAAV

Helen joined Laws & Fiennes in 2012 having worked for Halls in Worcester for 6 years. Helen formed Laws & Fiennes LLP in 2019 with Neil Holiday. She completed her Masters at the Royal Agricultural College and became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2009. Helen is a RICS Registered Valuer and a council member for Midland Counties Agricultural Valuers Association.

She has a broad range of rural estate management and professional experience and advises on all landlord and tenant matters, project management, disposals, valuations, compensation claims and farm related matters such as Basic Payment Scheme and Countryside Stewardship. Helen works for a variety of clients including private individuals, Trusts, Charities and Institutions.


Charles Bates BA MRICS

Charles became a consultant to Laws & Fiennes LLP in 2019 following over 30 years managing a wide range of rural property for institutional, trustee and private clients for Laws & Fiennes.

He has been involved in both large and small scale planning issues, mineral extraction, negotiations with various bodies, grant schemes and all aspects of landlord and tenant relations, together with all the normal issues raised by rural estate management.

He previously served on the local committee of the Royal Forestry Society and was a trustee of a local hospital. He is a trustee of a small land owning charity.


Alistair Falconer Hall MRICS FAAV

Alistair joined Laws & Fiennes in 2016 from Fisher German in Banbury. He completed his degree at the Royal Agricultural University and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer in 2016. Alistair is an RICS Registered Valuer.

Alistair is involved with the management of rural estates for private and institutional clients. He has experience of landlord and tenant matters, valuations, the Basic Payment, agri-environment schemes and GIS mapping.