Bertie Hoskyns-Abrahall


  • Education: University of Newcastle, B.Sc. (Hons) Countryside Management
  • Admitted: England and Wales, 2003
  • Year joined: 2001
  • Year became partner: 2008


Bertie's practice focuses on advising landowners and estates on a wide variety of management and succession issues including the sporting, agricultural and commercial aspects. Such advice ranges from everyday solutions to decisions of great importance to the family. Bertie acts as a trustee for a number of landowning families and thrives on the issues and challenges that face landed families.

Bertie has extensive experience in advising clients looking to purchase estates, farms, country houses and grouse moors either as part of a portfolio or as first time buyers. Bertie prides himself on giving straight-forward practical and prompt advice. Such advice includes all aspects of the purchase transaction and also the appropriate structure of the client's ownership.

Chambers & Partners comment on Bertie's team's 'commercial and driven approach to estate management issues' and Bertie himself is described as 'a bright spark' and praised for his 'complete understanding of the countryside and empathy with the land'. He is also described as 'relentless, hard-working, pragmatic and well connected', 'sensible and pragmatic' and 'he's quick and just gets on with things'.

The Legal 500 comment that the team is 'responsive and keen to give clients good service' and in 2013 described Bertie as 'pragmatic and technically strong.' He is described as 'bright, proactive and excellent to have on side' by Legal 500, 2014.

In 2015, Bertie was named as one of the best Landed Estates lawyers in the Spear's 500 list.


  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Member of the judging panel for the Purdey Awards
  • Country, Land and Business Association
  • European Land Owners Organisation
  • Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

On a personal note

Bertie enjoys countryside sports and travelling, especially to Africa.


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