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Specialist Agriculture and Rural Affairs Barrister Joins Trinity


Specialist Agriculture and Rural Affairs barrister, Nigel Gowling, joins Trinity from chambers in Manchester.

Prior to becoming a barrister, Nigel initially studied Agriculture and Land Management which led him to work in the middle East and Africa, he was heavily involved in many large agricultural projects at a commercial and practical level, in Libya, East Africa and Saudi Arabia.

Nigel then went on to study law subsequently completing his Bar training and was called in 2000. Nigel has since built a unique practice in rural/agricultural litigation, specialising in claims under the Agricultural Holdings Act (1986) and Agricultural Arbitrations and Land Registry Adjudications. Nigel has also has experience in equine matters both practically and from a legal standpoint, having bred and raced point-to-point horses and driven carriage horses, he has been instructed in many matters involving horses and the equine industry, including veterinary negligence and bloodstock ownership disputes.

Nigel qualified as a mediator in 2007 and conducts many mediations each year. These generally involve matters such as contentious probate, partnership disputes (including matrimonial issues) and boundary disputes, however he also regularly conducts mediations in relation to commercial and business disputes.

Nigel is also regularly instructed in more complex inquests surrounding deaths and unexplained deaths in nursing homes, hospitals and care homes on behalf of insurers and sometimes the family. Nigel has also dealt with numerous inquests involving sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

A keen supporter of Newcastle Falcons and Level 3 WRU referee, Nigel joins Trinity's AgricultureBusiness, ChanceryRegulatory and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice groups.

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