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Iain Davis

Partner | Oxford

"For land development promotion agreements, Iain Davis is excellent. He is well experienced and has very good knowledge, acting in a professional capacity."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About Iain

Iain specialises in agricultural and rural work, acting for farmers, landowners and landed estates.

He is head of the Agricultural team in Oxford. The agricultural property team has 4 partners and 7 other specialist lawyers. The team is ranked in the top tier of both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.

Iain’s work ranges from the acquisition, development and disposal of landed estates, farms and bare agricultural land, to advice on Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies and farm business tenancies. He specialises in the drafting and negotiation of strategic land option and promotion agreements, as well as collaboration agreements between landowners.

Iain qualified in 1997 and was made a partner in 2001. He is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and Country Landowners Association.

Iain is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition). He is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer and Leading Individual in The Legal 500 (2024 edition) for Agriculture and Estates.


  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Country Landowners Association

Notable work & expertise


  • "I can't begin to thank you for your tenacity with this whole process! You have been just amazing and a joy to deal with."

    Client testimonial

  • “He is a very strong all-round lawyer with good humour and the ability to adapt to a range of different clients.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “Iain Davis has excellent knowledge and acts in a professional capacity throughout.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • "‘Iain Davis is exceptional in many ways, he has superb expert knowledge in his field and is extremely efficient."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "Iain Davis – Exceptional expertise for the drafting and negotiation of complex strategic promotion and collaboration agreements. Operates in a ver...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • “He's very, very good at development and landed estate work.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • “Iain is able to assimilate complex matters very quickly, is clear and effective in communication, and is able to handle complex and contentious ne...

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "He has huge technical expertise which shone through throughout the process, and in addition he is incredibly easy to work with - he has a very cal...

    Chambers & Partners, 2022

  • "Iain Davis has worked with our family for many years on matters of farming and property. Over the years he has provided advice on many occasions a...

    The Legal 500, 2022

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