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Tom qualified as a solicitor in 2013, joined Birketts in 2015 and is now a Partner in our Agriculture and Estates Team. Prior to joining Birketts, Tom trained and worked at a top City law firm.
Tom advises farmers, landowners and agri-businesses in connection with a wide variety of matters, including acquisitions and sales of farms and estates, renewable energy projects and issues surrounding agricultural tenancies. Tom specialises particularly in advising on farming partnership agreements, succession planning and structuring.
Tom is based in our Ipswich office.
Tom is the Chairman of the Suffolk Committee of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. He is also a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.
Tom grew up in Suffolk, studied law at Cambridge University and completed his Legal Practice Course at the BPP Law School in Holborn, London.
Outside of work, Tom is a keen sportsman and enjoys shooting, skiing, tennis and golf.
Tom is recommended and named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. A client in this edition notes “Tom Verrill was recommended to us and we have been extremely impressed by his commitment, client care, attention-to-detail and sound advice. We have valued Tom’s skilful approach in defusing situations from the earliest opportunity, knowing he has our best interests in the forefront of his mind. No other firm can boast such a sincere team member.” He was also described as a “star performer within the team”.
Clients in the previous edition say “Tom Verrill is highly experienced and sensible, with sound judgement and is extremely professional and efficient.”
In an earlier edition, a client noted “Tom Verrill in particular is very good and to be recommended. He is forthright where needed and more emollient where required, good knowledge and sensible with his billing.” Another adds “Honesty and integrity, not too cautious but ready to engage or withdraw as required. Proper real world advice not a load of flannel. Tom Verrill is very good and adapts to our way of doing business, honesty and integrity.”
Tom is ranked by Chambers [UK 2024]. In the previous edition, a source said “He’s practical and has a pragmatic approach, which is what you need for farmers.”
In an earlier edition, a source noted “He is very good at assimilating client requirements and translating them into action. He is very good on the client interface front and a very competent lawyer.”
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Tom Verrill was recommended to us and we have been extremely impressed by his commitment, client care, attention-to-detail and sound advice. We have valued Tom’s skilful approach in defusing situations from the earliest opportunity, knowing he has our best interests in the forefront of his mind. No other firm can boast such a sincere team member.
Legal 500 [UK 2024]