No flies on Fenn Wright Fisheries department
He reports: “2012 has been an outstanding year for the Fenn Wright Fisheries department following receipt of the prestigious instruction to act on behalf of CEMEX in the disposal of the CEMEX Angling Portfolio.
”CEMEX were owners of one of the UK’s outstanding leisure estates, consisting primarily of specimen coarse and carp fisheries, including the former home of Great Britain’s record breaking carp, 56lb 6oz Mary.
“With over 60 waters and three stretches of river divided into more than 30 Lots, there was tremendous interest in the majority of the Lots with the guide prices being exceeded on many of the venues.
“However, elsewhere, and primarily due to the lack of bank funding, the market has been quieter with the larger commercial fisheries proving more difficult to sell,” he concluded.
In his role as an Expert Witness, Mr Freeman was instructed by Fish Legal to act in a landmark case involving a potential hydro scheme on the River Trent at Sawley in Nottinghamshire. Assisted by Fish Legal’s expert lawyers, the case was fought on grounds that the development would have destroyed the Pride of Derbyshire’s Angling Association’s 1,200 members’ enjoyment of their prime stretch of river fishing, on which they own the freehold rights. The Judge found in favour of the Angling Association.
And no ties for five rural clients
In the Fenn Wright Rural Department, 2012 has seen another busy year for the Rural Team with a good level of instructions across all disciplines. Although the land market has been relatively quiet, David Ward has been acting on behalf of both vendors and purchasers in a number of off market transactions.
During the year, Fenn Wright have also been instructed in a very specialist task, to act on behalf of five clients applying for Agricultural Ties to be removed from their dwellings. In all 5 cases the applications have been successful. Fenn Wright’s planning and local knowledge were key aspects in the successful applications.
Martin Freeman, Partner (Fisheries & Rural teams)