New agricultural lawyer joins Ashton KCJ’s Norwich office
Alex Butler-Zagni has joined Ashton KCJ’s Agriculture & Estates team in Norwich as an Agricultural Solicitor.
Alex joins us from the National Farmers Union (NFU), where he was the East Anglia Policy Adviser for almost seven years. Alex’s role included representing NFU members on all livestock, poultry and dairy related matters within the region.
Alex was called to Bar in 2002 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010. Prior to the NFU, Alex worked for the Serious Fraud Office, 2 Paper Buildings, Temple and Russell Cooke Solicitors in London, as well as other firms in the Suffolk area.
Alex’s technical knowledge includes EU policy, CAP reform implications, livestock movement and recording rules, and funding opportunities under the Rural Development Programme for England. He also has a particular interest in renewable energy, rural crime, and the better regulation agenda.
Jonathan Long, Head of Agriculture & Estates at Ashton KCJ, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Alex to the team; his wide experience in agriculture in the region complements the work of the team. Alex joins partner Simon Cunningham in our Norwich office. I would like to wish Alex all the very best in his career at Ashton KCJ.”