Agriculture & Estate Solicitors

Ashtons Legal knows the landscape of East Anglia well. Our Agriculture Solicitors have been helping many of the regions agricultural businesses both large and small for a long time. It is in our blood.

Farms and estates are much more than businesses. They are homes and often financial centres for extended families. Understanding both the commercial and the cultural aspects of farming and the wider agricultural sector is essential background to providing an effective legal service.

Our agriculture lawyers cover all aspects of the law relating to farmers, landowners and agri-business and we aim to deliver practical, legal solutions in a professional and timely manner.

We are especially strong at:

  • farm acquisitions and disposals
  • single payment scheme
  • option agreements
  • diversification, planning and change of use
  • rights of way and public access
  • environmental law
  • european law
  • employment, health and safety
  • tenancies and rent reviews
  • succession claims
  • gravel extraction and waste disposal
  • wind power and telecommunication masts
  • compensation
  • arbitration
  • contract farming arrangements
  • tax and inheritance planning.

Our lawyers are members of the Agricultural Law Association, Cambridgeshire branch of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), CLA, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, and NFU. Jonathan Long, Head of Agriculture & Estates at Ashtons Legal, is also a panel solicitor for Eastern Region of Tenant Farmers’ Association, vice president of Suffolk Agricultural Association, and Honorary Legal Adviser to Suffolk Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs.

Click here to find out more about the organisations and events our Agricultural Solicitors support.

Agricultural News – Read our articles on Renewable Energy and Ashtons involvement in the relaunch of the Agricultural Law Association in the East.