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Rupert Burchett

Senior Associate
T: 020 7465 4350

Rupert is a Senior Associate in the Landed Estates and Agriculture team, advising on a wide range of property-related rural matters.

Rupert acts for landowning clients and buyers in relation to all aspects of rural property, including sales and purchases of farms and estates, first registrations, option agreements, easements and rights of way, sporting rights, agricultural tenancies and licences and commercial tenancies of diversified agri-businesses (including sporting leases). He is regularly involved with some of the more esoteric aspects of this type of work, including dealing with land subject to the Settled Land Act 1925 and advising on notices to quit pursuant to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.


Rupert read Modern Languages at Pembroke College, Oxford before completing his academic legal training. Since his training and qualifying at Clifford Chance LLP, Rupert has practised as an agricultural property lawyer in Oxford and Cheltenham. He joined the Army in 2015 and served as an officer in the Army Legal Services, retiring as a Major in 2021.

Rupert still serves as a Major in the Army Legal Services (Reserve). He also has a keen interest in country sports and rural affairs.

He qualified in 2011 and joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2022.

Rupert is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2024 and is described as “a charming and impressive associate who instils confidence”.