At Ashtons Legal we are committed to working with the local business and non-business communities. We actively support a variety of different initiatives and charities in the local area.

Find out more about our charity work. In 2005, Ashtons Legal was awarded the newly established Community Mark. Here are just a few examples of Ashtons Legal’s involvement in the local community:

Best Farm Diversification Award

Ashtons are delighted to be sponsors of the award since its inception in 1992, during which time the profile of the award has grown to become the region’s premier diversification competition. As a business that has supported numerous clients through the diversification process, it is invaluable to us to reward the many and varied enterprises that enter. The competition has gone from strength to strength since it started in 1992.

As Partners, we look forward to seeing new and old entrants take part and rewarding the hard work and dedication shown by those who undertake such imaginative and worthwhile ventures.

Ashtons has a long history of working in Agricultural Law and is well established in the region.

For legal, business and tax advice for farmers and landowners contact Jonathan Long, Head of Agriculture and Estates on 01284 762331 or email him at In addition to being a founder and judge of the Best Farm Diversification Award, Jonathan is a panel solicitor for the Eastern Region of the Tenant Farmers Association, a member of the NFU and the CLA, Council Member of the Suffolk Agricultural Association, Honorary Legal Adviser to the Suffolk Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and closely involved in Suffolk FWAG. He is a solicitor and trusted adviser to many families and businesses in the region’s agricultural community. The winners are announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at Trinity Park, Ipswich. Read more here.

Suffolk FWAG (Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group)

We play an active role with Suffolk FWAG, which we have supported since 1992. As well as sponsoring the annual Suffolk FWAG Awards and regular Farm Walks, we work closely with Suffolk FWAG to ensure that local farmers receive practical advice on the latest legal legislation.

Find out more about Suffolk FWAG.

Norfolk Care Awards and Suffolk Care Awards

We work with a large number of care sector managers and owners so are pleased to sponsor awards categories in both the Norfolk and Suffolk Care Awards each year.

Suffolk Business Awards

Ashtons Legal has sponsored the One to Watch category at the annual Suffolk Business Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

EAT Suffolk Food & Drink Awards

Ashtons Legal is delighted to sponsor the Field to Fork award category in the Suffolk Food & Drink Awards and enjoy seeing entries from a diverse number of organisations all involved in East Anglia’s thriving food and drink community.

Bury Free Press Business Awards

The Bury Free Press Business Awards are a great way to showcase the diverse number of organisations all involved in East Anglia’s vibrant business community. Ashtons Legal is delighted to be involved and sponsor the Business Leader of the Year category.

Bury Free Press Community Awards

Ashtons Legal sponsor the Local Lifetime Achievement Award for a person who has, over their lifetime, made a significant contribution to making Bury St Edmunds a better place to live, work or visit.

Bury Town Disability Football Club

Ashtons Legal are proud to support Bury Town Disability Football Club and to sponsor the team’s training kit (pictured below).

As a firm, we have many long-standing sponsorships and equally as many new ones which link to the work of our firm. Through our injury teams, we have many clients with disabilities and we wholeheartedly support Bury Town Disability Football Club who provide equal opportunity and no limits for people who may struggle with mainstream football.


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