Lara joined the firm as a paralegal in June 2014 and since qualifying as a solicitor in November 2017, focuses on Agricultural & Rural Property matters under the supervision of the head of the department, John Myers. Lara particularly enjoys working on secured lending and refinancing transactions and has become particularly experienced in voluntary and compulsory first registrations of land.

Lara McIntosh


Agricultural Property


  • The sale and purchase of commercial and agricultural land, including the drafting of complex contracts of sale dealing with Basic Payment Entitlements, Environmental and Stewardship Schemes, the installation of services and a broad range of specific covenants and agreements
  • The sale of land and farms by way of public auction
  • Overage clauses taking effect on the grant, implementation and disposal of land with the benefit of planning permission
  • Agricultural and Farm Business Tenancies
  • All aspects of Land Registration
  • Transfers of Equity
  • Grants of Easements in relation to pipelines and other services
  • High value residential conveyancing
  • Secured lending and refinancing of residential, commercial and agricultural property


  • 2007-2010 LLB Hons Degree in Law, Liverpool John Moore’s University
  • 2011-2013 Legal Practice Course, College of Law Manchester
  • 2014 Joined Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand as a paralegal
  • 2015 Commenced training contract with Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand
  • November 2017 Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales