News, views, stories and advice from Middleton.

Middleton Advice paper: Where do I get the best advice on managing agricultural land?

9th February 2015

Owning agricultural land brings a myriad of management options. The expertise, resources and equipment needed to manage your land can be sourced through contracting and partnership, outright purchase or ad hoc hire of help, for example.

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Middleton Advice paper: Who is best for country property conveyancing?

9th January 2015

Conveyancing principles are the same, irrespective of the property. Yet the practicalities of buying a country house with grounds, swimming pool, stables, paddocks and staff accommodation are worlds away from those which apply to buying a smart town-house. So who is going to be best placed to deliver a smooth conveyance?

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Middleton Advice paper: Do I need a Quantity Surveyor?

1st January 2015

The majority of buyers of country houses and estates will be contemplating improvements even before completion. Accurately estimating the cost of your project, and staying within budget is never simple.

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Meet Claire Roberts, executive assistant, country team

9th November 2014

Having spent six months in Shanghai teaching English and trying to master the rudiments of Mandarin, Claire Roberts, one of the executive assistants to the country team since 2014, is not averse to a challenge. 

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Middleton client stories: Joe Mercer Nairne

29th September 2014

Middleton client Joe Mercer Nairne barely had a chance to caramelise the endive, crush the borlotti beans or purée the fennel before his restaurant venture was awarded its first Michelin star. Now with three AA Rosettes, London AA Restaurant of the Year award, and ecstatic reviews from the not-easily-pleased AA Gill, Jay Rayner, Matthew Norman and Giles Coren, Joe reflects on his first three years as head chef and co-owner of Medlar in Chelsea.

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Meet Rachel Lambourne, marketing and operations coordinator

7th July 2014

“Sometimes I feel as if I’m working as a detective,” says Rachel Lambourne, Middleton’s marketing and operations coordinator, who has been with the business since 2010.

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