Our Team

We are an independent firm offering a diverse range of strategic services across the rural, residential and commercial sectors for private clients, family businesses and companies. Our team has a combined experience in property and agricultural matters of over 100 years. We specialise in providing innovative solutions to complex property matters.

Edward Briggs

Edward Briggs

Director

Edward has worked in the rural property industry for over 35 years. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, a Registered Valuer, an RICS Independent Expert, an RICS Accredited Expert Witness and a member of both the RICS President’s and the CAAV President’s Panels of Rural Arbitrators. He advises landowners and occupiers on a wide range of property issues including strategic restructuring, valuation, rural agency, compulsory purchase and landlord and tenant matters.

T: 07768 367542

Lucie Stone

Lucie Stone

Director

Lucie specialises in agricultural planning, identifying rural diversification projects, and achieving alternative sources of income for rural enterprises & individuals. For over 15 years Lucie has provided advice on planning issues and in particular those which involve the countryside and rural areas and management of the buildings within them. Lucie is a trustee of the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society which runs the Hertfordshire County Show. She is passionate about British food and farming and effective countryside management.

T: 07786 708037

Will Taylor

Will Taylor

Director

Will is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers and a Member of the Compulsory Purchase Association. His specialisms include valuation, compulsory purchase and agency of rural property, farms and development land. He provides expert valuation evidence in connection with court proceedings.

T: 07470 527523

Coral Little

Coral Little

Associate Director

Coral is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers and a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association. Coral undertakes a wide variety of professional work including valuations, planning applications, compensation claims and landlord & tenant work. She particularly excels in providing strategic and practical advice on a range of issues including acquisition, tax, compulsory purchase, development opportunities and diversification enterprises.

T: 07826 584208

Sharon Dooley

Sharon Dooley

Associate Director

Sharon is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a specialist poultry sector valuer. She has worked as a surveyor for over 15 years and specialises in the poultry sector, specifically processing factories, farms and hatcheries. Being one of only a small handful of specialists in the country, her work spans the length and breadth of England and Wales.

T: 07824 838013

David Neal-Smith

David Neal-Smith

Agricultural Consultant

David has over 35 years experience in providing farm management and consultancy advice to clients across the country. David’s particular specialism is the poultry sector and is able to advise on feasibility, financial forecasting and requirements for bank lenders and monitoring operational performance. He is an independent member of the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Board.

T: 07793 443496

Ian Peck

Ian Peck

Poultry Consultant

Ian brings a wealth of experience (over 35 years) as a chartered surveyor in the commercial, food and poultry sectors.

T: 07774 700605

Megan Howard

Megan Howard

Personal Assistant

Megan is Personal Assistant to Edward Briggs and has extensive experience in the property sector. Megan supports the team with their work and with her detailed knowledge of the firm she is often the first point of contact for clients. Megan is currently on maternity leave.

T: 07464 212023

Julie Hilton

Julie Hilton

Professional Research Assistant

Julie brings a weath of experience in the property and horticulture sectors. She provides professional services support to the surveyors as well as offering a wide variety of administrative support to the whole team.

T: 07765 450825

Clare Stanton

Clare Stanton

Professional Research Assistant

Clare brings a wealth of experience in administration and sales to the team. She works alongside Julie in providing research and administrative support to the team.

T: 07502 716503

David Terrar

David Terrar

Graduate Surveyor

David joins the team with a background in law and buildings surveying. He is looking forward to gaining first hand experience in rural surveying to achieve his MRICS professional accreditation.

T: 07909 297231

Benedicte Cooke

Benedicte Cooke

Personal Assistant

Benedicte will be PA to Edward Briggs covering maternity leave.

T: 07444 317540