Agriculture & Estates

Agricultural Law Solicitors 

Our agricultural lawyers advise on the many aspects of law affecting either farmers or non-farmers owning country properties where agricultural land is involved.  We offer our clients a highly personal and customised service, with particular experience in high-end residential conveyancing, agriculture and property development.  

The Legal 500 UK 2017, highly recommends our Agriculture and Estates team, describing it as being ‘a good quality legal service’ and has ‘an excellent reputation in the field’.

Who we work with 

Our agricultural law solicitors work with farmers, investors and landowners. We have specialist expertise in the sale and purchase of rural properties, farms and agricultural estates, as well as assisting with agricultural tenancies and the management of estates. Our team advise landowners on a wide range of projects from development land sales, options and promotion agreements to rights of way, wayleaves and public access.

How do our Agricultural Lawyers Help? 

With offices in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, we are situated in the heart of these rural communities, and many of our firm’s solicitors live in the countryside and enjoy excellent relations with the local farming community and fellow professionals.

Our aim is to provide you with an efficient, professional and personal service throughout your matter. You have the reassurance that you can meet with one of our agricultural lawyers at one of our four offices, and will be kept fully informed of the progress of your matter at all times via email, phone or face to face.

Additional Agricultural Law Services we Offer 

  • Basic Payment Scheme
  • Diversification, planning and change of use
  • Agri-environmental schemes
  • Renewable energy arrangements
  • Non contentious and contentious rural and commercial property and landlord and tenant matters
  • Utilities
  • Auction sales
  • Sales and purchases of sporting estates and rights
  • Registration of land and of third party interests at Land Registry
  • Agricultural tenancies, tenancy disputes and Agricultural Holdings Act (1986) succession issues
  • Agricultural joint ventures, partnerships, contract farming arrangements
  • Common land, manorial issues and rights of reverter
  • Wealth protection and impact on family owned businesses following divorce
  • Planning & Listed Buildings

Why choose Spratt Endicott for your Agricultural Law Advice? 

Christopher Goldingham leads the Agriculture & Estates team at Spratt Endicott and is a versatile and creative Property Lawyer with experience in rural and agricultural property, property development and Town and Country planning. His clients include landed estates, land owners and property developers. Christopher is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, and has a real understanding of the challenges and opportunities that those living and working within the rural community face.

By working closely with colleagues in other Spratt Endicott departments, we can identify where you would benefit from additional advice from other private client or commercial specialists. Our highly regarded private capital team, led by David Endicott, offers extensive expertise in high value and complex matters relating to wills, trusts, tax planning, inheritance and succession planning.

Both Christopher Goldingham and David Endicott are listed as ‘Leading Lawyers’ in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list, The Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.

    Getting in touch

    For more information on our agricultural law services across Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, please contact Christopher Goldingham, Director and head of Agriculture & Estates, on 01295 204082 or email cgoldingham@se-law.co.uk.

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