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Posted 5 July 2017
byJames Evans

Tozers complete merger between two leading farming and food educational charities

Leading Devon law firm, Tozers LLP has advised on a national charity merger between Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) and their client Farming and Countryside Education (FACE), which completed on 30 June 2017.

LEAF is the leading organisation promoting sustainable agriculture, food and farming. Working with the food industry, scientists and consumers, they help farmers produce good food to a high standard while keeping both the farming industry and environment healthy, and engaging the local community.

FACE aims to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside – they are the leading educational charity that works with schools to help children understand not only where their food comes from and what is required for a healthy diet and lifestyle but also the opportunities the countryside presents for leisure activities and employment.

Tozers’ team was led by James Evans, Head of the charities and social enterprise team, assisted by Amy Laver, an associate in the same team. James comments “It has been a pleasure to work alongside FACE and LEAF on this transaction. Both charities hold similar values and by bringing them together, it will build upon the vital work they do in engaging the public in food, farming and sustainability while creating more opportunities for educating the next generation in these really important issues. This is the latest in a series of charity mergers we have advised on, and we are seeing an increasing trend of like-minded charities pursuing merger as a means of increasing their impact.”

Further information on the work done by LEAF and FACE can be found here:

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James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

Partner and solicitor. Head of Charities and Social Enterprise