Andrew Gillett  -  Public Access and Farming a “ hindrance or opportunity?: A comparison of access provisions around the world.

The National Trust

I live in rural Dorset with my wife, Fran and two young children Olivia and Felicity.  I completed a law degree at the University of Reading and qualified as a solicitor in 2008.  I have spent the last four years working for the CLA based in London.  A significant part of my role is providing legal advice to members on a variety of issues but predominantly on the law relating to public rights of way, public access and advising on the liability that farmers and landowners may owe to others accessing their land as a result of the condition of their property or of the livestock they keep. I also spend time lobbying and responding to Government consultations.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, also cooking and brewing and when I can, getting out on the south coast, either walking or in the kayak. 

I am incredibly grateful to my sponsor the National Trust for the opportunity to undertake a Nuffield Faming Scholarship.

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