Rural Affairs Lawyers in Essex and Suffolk


Our Rural Affairs Specialists in Essex and Suffolk provide expert practical advice to clients in the rural and farming sector, working to meet clients needs in a timely and professional manner. We deal with a wide range of property transactions including farm sales and purchases, sales of parcels of land, farm business tenancies, grazing licences and easements.

Lead Contacts

Tim Logan

Tim Logan

Senior Partner & Head of Rural Affairs

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Catherine Abbot

Catherine Abbott

Partner, Solicitor

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Farming and Agricultural Law Specialists

We understand that clients need more than a land specialist. Our Rural Affairs Solicitors offer expert advice in planning, lending and finance, business and employment matters – as well as delivering advice in connection with disputes relating to land, boundaries, rights of way and tenancies.

We also work together with our clients and their other professional advisers to unlock the potential of land whether by development or diversification. We can advise you on overage and promotion agreements, conditional contracts and joint ventures.

Our experts can give you the advice that you need in relation to inheritance tax planning and succession issues, so contact us to book in a meeting at any one of our offices in ColchesterChelmsfordIpswichBury St Edmunds or Frinton-on-Sea today.

Areas of specialisation include Property, Succession and Tax Planning, HR and Employment, Disputes and Family.  You can find more information about these areas below.


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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