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.

Email: neilholiday@lawsandfiennes.co.uk

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.

Email: helengibbs@lawsandfiennes.co.uk

Hywel Morse MRICS FAAV

Hywel joined Laws & Fiennes in 2021 having previously worked for Fisher German where he specialised in estate management and renewable energy development & negotiations and most recently Sworders, where he furthered his experience in development land identification, owner led land promotion, development partner negotiations and complex tax planning arrangements.

From a Welsh farming background, Hywel has a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management (REALM) from Harper Adams University College. He became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2010. Hywel is also a RICS Registered Valuer.

Hywel advises on landlord and tenant matters, project management, disposals, valuations, compensation claims and brings his renewable energy & development knowledge to our rural estate management services.

Email: hywelmorse@lawsandfiennes.co.uk

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.

Email: landagent@lawsandfiennes.co.uk

Lucy Sawbridge MRICS FAAV

Lucy joined Laws & Fiennes in 2021 from Berrys in Oxford. She completed her Masters degree at Reading University and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2015 and as a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2018. Lucy is an RICS Registered Valuer.

Lucy is involved with the management of rural estates for private and institutional clients. She has experience of landlord and tenant matters, valuations, the Basic Payment Scheme, Rural planning and agri-environment schemes.

Email: lucysawbridge@lawsandfiennes.co.uk

Emily Findlay

Emily joined Laws & Fiennes as an Apprentice Surveyor in 2021 alongside studying a Masters in Rural Estate & Land Management at Harper Adams University.

She has previous surveying experience in compensation and injurious affection matters within the Utility industry, as well as experience in GIS services and is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor.

Emily hopes to sit the APC (Rural Pathway) and CAAV exams after completion of the Masters.

Email: emilyfindlay@lawsandfiennes.co.uk