Caroline Gumbrell
Commercial/Agricultural Landlord and Tenant Partner

Caroline is a solicitor who qualified in 1998. She specialises in land and property disputes with a focus on commercial and agricultural Landlord and Tenant work.   Caroline is also a trained mediator.


Caroline has worked for three top 200 law firms in her career and that has enabled her to act for a wide variety of clients including farmers, individuals and companies with many hundreds of properties in their portfolios.  Caroline is a trusted, empathetic and pragmatic lawyer whose only focus is providing her clients with great service and high quality, sound legal advice.  Caroline advised in a number of large value commercial disputes before choosing to focus on land and property and this means that she understands the wider commercial effect of decisions to be taken in the cases she now works on.

Areas of expertise

Caroline can advise on any land or property issue, whether there is a dispute or not, but some of the most common areas she is asked to advise on are:

  • Opposed and unopposed commercial lease renewals
  • Succession applications under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986
  • Lease interpretation – what type of lease/tenancy do you have whether written or unwritten
  • Farm business tenancies
  • Negotiating lease terms and lease drafting
  • Tenant rights
  • Break options
  • Rent review
  • Recovery of rent and service charge
  • Breach of covenant claims
  • Disrepair and dilapidations
  • Serving end of lease notices and forfeiture
  • Return of chattels at lease termination
  • Nuisance
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trespass to land including squatters
  • Express rights of Way
  • Prescriptive rights and easements
  • Boundary disputes
  • Land registration issues
  • Trusts of Land


Caroline enjoys swimming, walking and spending time with her family and friends.  She also has a passion for Formula One and Rugby Union (she used to play!).


“Caroline Gumbrell is amazing, highly qualified and professional, she always treats clients with care and compassion during a difficult and stressful time” – Legal 500 2018

Telephone: +44 (0)3300 24 24 20 - extension 8