Rural Affairs Lawyers in Ipswich


When you instruct our experienced Rural Affairs Lawyers in Ipswich you are guaranteed timely and pragmatic guidance on all rural and farming issues. Our specialists are well-versed in dealing with transactional actions, including sales, purchases, tenancies, licenses and much more.

Lead Contacts

Catherine Abbot

Catherine Abbott

Partner, Solicitor

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Tim Logan

Tim Logan

Senior Partner & Head of Rural Affairs

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Trusted Rural Affairs specialists

If you are looking for practical advice when seeking to repurpose land for development or diversification, inheritance planning or legal agreements, then our specialists can help support you throughout the process.

Farmers need to move with the times to stay ahead of the game in order to remain efficient and profitable during tough economic times. The industry is constantly changing and to keep at the heart of the latest trends, our Rural Affairs Lawyers stay in constant dialogue with our clients to take advantage of opportunities to streamline and transform the business where possible, while remaining true to the core farming nature of the business.

If you are looking for practical advice when seeking to repurpose land for development or diversification, inheritance planning or legal agreements, then our Rural Affairs Lawyers can help support you throughout the process and advise you on the best way forward.

Supporting farm owners with bespoke legal advice

Like all businesses, farms need to run efficiently and move quickly on opportunities to boost revenues to help ride out difficult economic times. Ellisons’ Rural Affairs Lawyers are available for regular catch ups with clients to ensure their farm is structured correctly to run smoothly and as cost effectively as possible all year round. By offering bespoke guidance on lending finance, employment and succession issues, our solicitors can support you with ways to diversify and enhance your farming business.


Areas of specialisation include:
  • Buying and selling farms and farmland (including agricultural grants and subsidies)
  • First registration of unregistered titles; adverse possession claims and reconstruction of titles
  • Refinancing – mortgages and charges of land (public and private)
  • Agricultural tenancies (Farm Business Tenancies “FBT”s; Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancies “AHA”s; Assured Shorthold Tenancies of residential dwellings)
  • Grazing Licences
  • Boundary issues
  • Easements and rights affecting land (including mineral rights; sporting rights; public and private rights of way; drainage and water rights)
  • Telecoms leases
  • Renewable Energy
  • Planning and changes of use (including agricultural ties affecting property)
  • Contract and shared Farming Agreements
  • Development: including option agreements, conditional contracts and promotion agreements
  • Overage and clawback
Succession and Tax Planning
  • Wills & tax planning (including farm diversification)
  • Trusts – creation; registration and administration
  • Family Investment Companies
  • Lifetime Gifts
  • Probate & Estates
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (including businesses)
  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements
HR and Employment
  • Employment Contracts
  • Directors Service Agreements
  • Employment advice
  • Employment disputes
  • Written policies and standards of employment (including disciplinary and grievance procedures)
  • Health and Safety issues
  • Immigration and employment advice about migrant and seasonal workers
  • Land Disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Tenancy Disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Wills and Probate disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Divorce and separation
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Financial settlements arising out of divorce or separation



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