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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 2020, highly recommends our Agriculture and Estates team, describing it as being ‘a good quality legal service’ and has ‘an excellent reputation in the field’.

Our Agricultural Law Services

  • Sales and purchases of farms, agricultural land, woodland and open countryside
  • Auction sales
  • HS2 compensation claims
  • Mobile phone masts and other utility agreements
  • Country homes
  • FBTs, licences for grazing and other agricultural tenancies
  • First registration of land with the Land Registry
  • Easements and agreements with adjoining land owners
  • Mortgages
  • Complex land transactions including overage, the Basic Payment Scheme, Agri-environmental schemes, diversification, planning and change of use
  • Agricultural joint ventures and partnership arrangements
  • Wealth protection, wills and trusts
  • Divorce involving a split of a family business
  • Agricultural employment contracts
  • Dispute resolution

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.

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.

Why choose Spratt Endicott for your Agricultural Law Advice?

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 Lucy Gordon, offers extensive expertise in high value and complex matters relating to wills, trusts, tax planning, inheritance and succession planning.

‘Spratt Endicott have a local presence, being an Oxfordshire-focused practice, but are far from insular in their approach to clients and demonstrate their awareness of wider geographical issues/markets. Their ability to quickly understand a transaction and the requirements of all professionals behind the transaction really helps’.
Legal 500 2020

Our People

  • Jennie Loynes
  • Associate
  • 01295 204082
  • Email
  • Harriet Page
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • 01295 204025
  • Email
  • Zoe Dyer
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • 01295 204052
  • Email
  • Lydia Mills
  • Trainee Solicitor
  • 01295 204132
  • Email

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