Annabelle Rout

Partner
  • Experience

Annabelle is a Partner in our Agriculture and Estates Team. She is based at our Chelmsford office. She joined Birketts in Chelmsford in 2013.

Annabelle specialises in agricultural property, dealing with sales, purchases and overage agreements and management of farms and estates. She advises farmers and landowners on tenancy issues, renewable energy leases notably solar, re-financing work for both borrowers and banks, farming partnership agreements as well as selling land for development under options and conditional contracts.

Annabelle is a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association. She is on the Essex Agricultural Society Council and is Chair of the Essex Schools Food and Farming Day. As well as this, Annabelle is also a member of the Suffolk Agriculture Association, Country Land Association and Tendring Hundred Farmers Club. She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2008.

Annabelle is ranked by Chambers [UK 2024].

Annabelle is recommended and named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024].

Annabelle is from a farming family who farm in Essex.

Annabelle is a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association. She is on the Essex Agricultural Society Council and is Chair of the Essex Schools Food and Farming Day. As well as this, Annabelle is also a member of the Suffolk Agriculture Association, Country Land Association and Tendring Hundred Farmers Club. She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2008.

Annabelle is ranked by Chambers [UK 2024]. In the previous edition, clients say “Annabelle Rout is very good at what she does.” Clients in an earlier edition note “she is easy to deal with and gets on with it”. She is described by interviewees as a “practical, knowledgeable and sound” practitioner.

Annabelle is recommended and named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by Legal 500 [UK 2023]. Clients in the previous edition say “Annabelle Rout was recommended to us – her communication is good; she provides concise advice”. In an earlier edition, clients note that she “gives good advice” and add “Annabelle Rout is my go-to contact: she is available when we need her, and has consistently been one of the finest solicitors in the firm. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other clients looking for excellent, efficient service. Annabelle goes out of her way to help, often updating us without having to – this helps keep everyone involved in a conveyance (rural sales in particular) happy and informed. Birketts have a true asset here!”

Awards and Memberships

Legal 500 Next Generation Partner 2024 logo
Annabelle Rout Chambers logo 2024
27697 ALA (Fellow logo) SCREEN

Annabelle Rout was very efficient and runs a tight ship.

Legal500 [UK 2024]

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