Josie Palmer, a chartered surveyor and local partner of Fisher German in Thame, has become a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA) having successfully passed her fellowship examinations.
The ALA is an independent inter-professional organisation dealing with all matters arising in connection with rural business. It is regularly consulted by government on legislative and policy changes, and provides impartial practical comment on proposed measures, as well as educating its membership on current issues, legislative changes and important recent cases.
Palmer commented: “I am delighted and really honoured to have been awarded my fellowship. The ALA provides great opportunity to share ideas and expertise with other professionals, including solicitors, accountants, bankers and other consultants supporting the agricultural industry. In turn the best well-rounded advice can be passed on to our clients.”
Palmer joined Fisher German’s Thame office last November to meet the growing demand in the area for rural property services. She joins from the Harewood Estate, having previously spent 10 years with Smiths Gore and Cluttons. She provides a broad range of professional consultancy advice to farmers, landowners and landed estates.
Stephen Rutledge, Thame’s office partner, added: “I am delighted not only that Josie has joined us, but also that she does so with clearly proven expertise. Thame is a young developing office, having only been established in 2012, and Josie’s appointment expands and strengthens our team, allowing us to continue to deliver a top-quality service to our clients.”