Meet the Experts

Bob Oakes

Bob Oakes

FRICS, FAAV, RICS Registered Valuer

Bob is a Consultant with Barbers Rural Consultancy.  He specialises in all spheres of agricultural law, valuations, compensation, arbitration, planning and all aspects of property sales. 

Bob is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, is an RICS Registered Valuer and was a Member of the Lord Chancellor’s Panel of Agricultural Arbitrators between 1982 and 2008.  He also carries out valuations for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, in addition to other national lending institutions.

Originating from Gloucestershire, Bob was educated at Bedford School and the Royal Agricultural College before moving to Shropshire in 1971.  He derives great pleasure from his family, wife Diana, children Hannah, Jessica and Tom and seven grandchildren.  He is a keen golfer and enjoys a variety of country pursuits including visiting National Trust properties.

Bob’s claim to fame:  Bob was a 3lb baby (this might be hard to believe for anyone who knows him).

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