Robert Marchant


Robert  read law at Exeter University, and took first class honours in his professional exams. He was among the top 2% of candidates in his year. He was articled to Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in the City, and has been with J Garrard & Allen since he qualified in 1987.

He has 25 years' experience of commercial property dealing and development, and acts as general adviser to a number of landed estates and wealthy families.

His specialities are:-

  • High value and complex property transactions
  • Family wealth and succession planning, with particular reference to landed estates and farms, and the impact of Inheritance Tax

His aims are to:-

  • Give sound practical and commercial advice, as well as legal theory
  • Get deals done quickly
  • Keep documents short and comprehensible
  • Develop a thorough understanding of his clients' business, rather than take each case in isolation


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