Douglas Godwin

Partner - Commercial & Agricultural Services

Douglas is a Partner at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright.

He qualified as a Solicitor in 2002.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Douglas was a tenant farmer in Worcestershire.  He has considerable experience working across a vast number of agricultural and commercial property related areas including sales and purchases, development agreements and landlord and tenant matters with significant expertise dealing with all planning, environmental and rural related matters. He has also dealt with the purchase of land for construction projects and barn conversions advising on planning, development and construction matters and eventual sale of completed developments.

Douglas also works on behalf of local charities, the parish councils and not for profit organisations.  He has in the past worked for both Hereford and Lichfield Diocesan Board of Finance in land matters.  He has specialist knowledge in agricultural and environmental matters including rights of way, the use of common land, water rights such as borehole and river water extraction.  Douglas is also an elected member of the Malvern Hills District Council and remains a parish councillor for Rock in Worcestershire.

Additional Articles:

Redundant Farm Buildings - No longer a redundant asset


Douglas Godwin - Awards and accreditations

  • Agricultural Law Association

News and media

  • News
    • Posted on April 25, 2019
      Historically farming families are notorious for failing to succession plan, and often the intention and the process by which ownership of the farm moves from generation to generation do not align. It is necessary to discuss, plan and implement whilst managing external forces such as divorce and taxation. A failure to plan can have a powerful detrimental influence on the development of a business and at worst leave the farm lacking a successor.
    • Posted on March 6, 2018
      These are relics from the past but investors and developers may come across rent charges affecting their properties. What do you do if you have a rent charge that appears on the Title?
    • Posted on March 5, 2018
      Property holders that hold land adjacent to watercourses, or who have access to water from rivers and streams, should protect their rights as these may be of value particularly as the climate continues to change whether or not fishing rights are involved.
    • Posted on June 14, 2017
      The public right of way.
    • Posted on June 9, 2017
      The wild rabbit is a pest, according to government guidelines and estimates given by the National Farmers Union, there is an estimated one hundred million pounds worth of damage caused by wild rabbits in the countryside and because of this rabbits are given few protections at law.
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