Profile

Steve specialises in all aspects of commercial property work including landlord and tenant, sales and purchases for commercial and private clients. Steve has a particular specialism in acting for clients within the landed estates and agricultural sector and is the lead partner in the group. Steve is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the Country Land and Business Association.

If Steve is unavailable please contact, Debbie Moore , 01732 375374, d.moore@warners.law

Recognition & Memberships

  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Country Land and Business Association

Chambers & Partners, 2020
Steve Colville acts for landed estates on the sale and purchase of land and on tenancy matters. He also advises on estate administration. A source remarks that “he’s very good,” explaining: “He is a well-practised lawyer and you are going to get on with him. He is a good operator.”

Legal 500, 2020 – LEADING INDIVIDUAL
Warners Solicitors’ agricultural team handles the full range of rural issues including non-contentious property work involving the buying and selling of farms, estates and grouse moors and landlord and tenant work. It also advises on contentious property work, criminal and regulatory matters. Its expertise extends to the creation and administration of estate and trusts for asset protection and estate tax planning. In November 2018 the practice was appointed to the panel of the NFU to cover the Kent and East Sussex counties.

Chambers & Partners, 2019
Steve Colville advises farming clients and landed estates on property transactions and tenancy matters. Sources say he is “a very able practitioner and good to deal with. He knows his stuff.”

Legal 500, 2019 – LEADING INDIVIDUAL
‘A market leader in the field’, Warners Solicitors is ‘a professional, friendly firm whose staff are knowledgeable and trustworthy’. Headed by Steve Colville, the agriculture and estates practice handles the full range of work in this area, from advice on the purchase and sale of farms, estates and grouse moors, and landlord and tenant work involving rural property, farms and estates, to contentious work including disputes of sporting rights, boundaries and other land disputes.

Chambers & Partners, 2018
Sources say that Steve Colville “is very good, very solid and gives good advice,” with one commentator noting: “He’s a very able practitioner who works with you, rather than against you.” He deals with sales, purchases and tenancies for farmers and landed estates.

Legal 500 2018 – LEADING INDIVIDUAL
Key figures include Steve Colville, who ‘is able to effectively reassure the client in difficult matters’

News & Insights

A source remarks that "he's very good," explaining: "He is a well-practised lawyer and you are going to get on with him. He is a good operator."


Chambers & Partners 2020

Steve Colville advises farming clients and landed estates on property transactions and tenancy matters. Sources say he is “a very able practitioner and good to deal with. He knows his stuff.”


Chambers & Partners 2019

Property finance specialist Angela Robinson ‘is extremely diligent and sees the bigger picture’; she heads the department along with development expert Mark Davis. Clients also single out landlord and tenant specialist Steve Colville, who is ‘the best commercial property layer and is very practical and knowledgeable’; and secured lending expert Angela Rowe.


Legal 500 – 2018