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Nick Playford

Associate Solicitor - Commercial Property

Nick's Teams

Commercial & Agricultural Property, Agriculture


Nick joined Lanyon Bowdler in 2021 and is an associate solicitor working in the firm's commercial and agricultural department. Nick is based at the Telford office where he acts for clients throughout the country.

Nick has specialised in agricultural property matters since he qualified as a solicitor in 2007, having grown up on a farm in Oxfordshire.

Nick attained Fellowship of the Agricultural Law Association in 2009 and he has experience in a wide variety of agricultural property transactions including land sales and purchases.

Nick also acts for lenders, advises on partnership agreements, rights of way issues, adverse possession matters, sports and recreational sales, deeds of easement, option agreements, contract farming agreements and share farming agreements.

Nick has spoken on various topics for the CLA and has written for the local publication as well as the Sporting Shooter magazine.

Nick has been listed within the agricultural sections of Chambers UK since 2015 and The Legal 500 publication since 2018.

“Nicholas Playford advises clients on an array of agricultural property transactions, as well as rights of way matters, partnership agreements and deeds of easement. A source says: He asks all the right questions and has a good instinct for what we are trying to achieve in each case." Chambers UK 2021.

“He has always been very helpful and meticulous in his advice. He is excellent, professional and knowledgeable.” Chambers UK 2020.

“Property transactions specialist Nick Playford is an extremely personable and able advisor with an excellent grasp of the law and can see the practical solutions that best fit the client’s situation”. The Legal 500 2019 edition.

“Nick Playford specialises in property transactions, advising on legal charges, boundary issues and sports and recreation agreements. I have found Nick Playford’s knowledge and understanding of the rural sector to be excellent” The Legal 500 2021 edition. Nick was also listed as one of two Rising Stars in the West Midlands practice area.

Nick lives in Shropshire with his wife and son and has worked in the county for the last six years.

Away from work Nick enjoys all racket sports, golf and rural pursuits, walking, bike rides, travel (when permitted), and spending time with his family and friends

Case Studies

08 Oct 2021

Footpath Diversion Means No Need to ‘Moooooove’

Lanyon Bowdler was contacted by an NFU member with a view to diverting a footpath in Shropshire. The footpath was in...