A rural specialist from law firm Sintons has become one of a handful of lawyers in the North East to be made a Fellow of an esteemed agricultural body.
Tom Wills has been awarded Fellowship of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA) and joins an elite group of only five lawyers across the North East region to have achieved the accreditation.
Wills, an associate at Newcastle-based Sintons, specialises in all rural and agricultural issues, including agricultural tenancies, wind farm developments, rural land development, and farm sales and purchases.
He works with rural clients and families across the North East, North Yorkshire and Northumberland, and also writes a regular column for The Journal’s farming pages on legal issues for the agricultural industry.
Wills said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been awarded Fellowship of the ALA.
“I will use this achievement to continue to support and build upon my existing work with rural families, businesses and estates across the region.”
Alan Dawson, chairman of Sintons, added: “Tom has achieved Fellowship at a very young age, and the fact he has done so is testament to his hard work and real expertise in dealing with rural and agricultural matters.
“We are very pleased to have an ALA Fellow here at Sintons, and are confident Tom will develop his already strong reputation even further.”