Our strong South West roots make us the natural choice for legal advice on agriculture and rural affairs.

The Agricultural Team specialise in providing expert advice on a wide range of areas, tackling farmland sales and purchases, tenancy agreements, succession planning and shareholder agreements. Our clients include farmers, contractors, landed estates, investment companies, tenants and a wide range of rural businesses.


  • Farmland sales and purchases
  • Succession
  • Farming partnerships
  • Boundary, covenant and easement issues
  • Agricultural tenancies
  • Farming contract disputes
  • Entitlements
  • Prosecutions / defences
  • Contract and share farming
  • Farm diversification
  • Voluntary first registration of land
  • Renewables

Relevant work

  • Purchase of a farm and the refinancing of the Home Farm, advising on matters such as lotting, third party rights, disputed easements, partnership and future development issues - £3million+
  • Sale of small Devon estate: Dealing with all aspects of the sale of an historic Victorian Country House with agricultural land
  • Dealing with the sale of one of the most valuable tracts of fishing in England
  • Shooting lease: Acting for a large land owner in the grant of a particularly involved lease of sporting rights on a Devon Estate. Value: £750,000+
  • Dealing with the purchase of agricultural land in Somerset at over £2million
  • Acting on the sale of one of the most extensive tracts of farmland existing within the M25. Advising on matters such as lotting, 1954 Act tenancies, agricultural tenancies and licences, easement and boundary disputes, overage and secured lending

Ashfords D Blackburn

+44 (0)1884 203049

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