Steven
McLaughlin

steven mclaughlin partner rural
Partner, Head of Rural Oxford

Steven leads the Specialist Services team from Oxford and London. He has broad experience of advising private and institutional clients in complex valuation scenarios.

Steven McLaughlin is a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and a Recognised European Valuer (TEGoVA).

He advises private and institutional clients on a diverse range of rural asset management matters; undertakes valuations of rural, agricultural and equestrian properties with a special interest in portfolios with complex asset combinations and multi-jurisdictional ownership. He has experience of undertaking valuations of portfolio assets across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

He is regularly involved in dispute resolution and is on the RICS panel of Accredited Mediators and the RICS register of Expert Witnesses. Steven is a certified commercial mediator with a practice which focuses on rural property disputes, to which he brings a facilitative approach to the resolution of disputes backed up by a professional understanding.


He serves on the Council of the Agricultural Law Association and chairs its Inter-Professional Committee as well as sitting on the CAAV’s Property Committee. In addition, he has previously been an external examiner at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester and is a published author on the subject of expert witness work.

Recent projects

  • Annual valuation of agricultural portfolio for Oxford Colleges, comprising agricultural, rural and commercial assets throughout the UK for internal accounting purposes.
  • Valuation of a portfolio of racehorse breeding and training facilities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland for strategic acquisition and disposal purposes.
  • Valuation of a portfolio of agricultural and sporting estates across several locations in England for secured lending purposes. 
  • Rental valuation of agricultural estate and deer park in the South East of England for tax planning purposes.
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