Dinah Close

Consultant

Dinah specialises in agricultural and property litigation. She advises on all types of disputes arising from the ownership and occupation of land, including landlord and tenant matters, farming partnership disputes, co-ownership and trusts disputes, easements and covenants, and adverse possession claims. Her litigation experience includes Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court and Tribunal work.

Dinah studied law at St Anne's College, Oxford and at the University of Virginia Law School (in the United States). She qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters in 1986 and then worked for 10 years as a senior associate in the agricultural and property litigation team at Burges Salmon. Following a family move to the south-west, Dinah continued to practise in this field.

Recognised by Chambers & Partners as "a first class litigator" and widely endorsed for her "terrific powers of analysis" and "human touch in contentious matters", Dinah is a member of the Property Litigation Association and the Agricultural Law Association.

Dinah is a consultant solicitor with Loxley, and she combines this role with her work as a Deputy District Judge in the Civil and Family Courts.