Agriculture and Rural

“They have expertise in wide-ranging subject matters within the banking and finance arena.”

Chambers and Partners 2018
Blake Morgan has a dedicated team with a long tradition of service to the rural community and a particular interest and experience in both estate and farming matters. 

Main areas of practice

We provide a full legal service to the rural sector and have significant experience in advising on:

  • Agricultural finance - Complex tax and trust advice for commercial enterprises, estates, farms and individuals, strategic planning service, restructuring advice.
  • Agricultural diversification - Advice relating to renewable energy projects - solar power and anaerobic digestion, plants, leases, joint venture and financing structures, rural and agricultural planning advice.
  • Agricultural business -Employment advice to both businesses and individuals, employment and related property rights, compromise and surrender agreements, contract farming agreements, farm business tenancies and general agricultural law advice, sale and purchase of agricultural businesses.
  • Agricultural/rural land - Sales, acquisitions and partitions of farms, estates, stud farms and equine property; complex land owners agreements and options, advice relating to AHA tenancies including succession applications and notices to quit. We also advise on Public Rights of Way and countryside access.
  • Equine law - Our team have technical expertise coupled with practical equine knowledge offering the best service to our clients. 
  • Disputes - including issues with regard to agricultural tenancies, boundaries and easements and farm workers.


Our clients include land owners, farmers, agricultural businesses and a variety of trusts, partnerships, corporate bodies and institutions involved in the rural sector.

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Related Knowledge & Resources

Extension of permitted development rights for change of use of agricultural buildings to residential use


Rural estate owners wishing to diversify by converting derelict farm buildings will welcome recent changes to permitted development rights which came into force on 6 April 2018.

Assets of community value


A look at the issues surrounding assets of community value after the provisions in the Localism Act 2011 came into force in September 2012.

BULLETIN: Rural and Agriculture law news - October 2013


In this edition: The launch of the firm's Rural and Agriculture sector group centre of excellence, renewable energy, the Highways Act, assets of community value and a piece on one member of the team and her successful equine-based activities.

What changes are happening in the agricultural sector?

Our expert discusses the major changes that are happening in the agricultural sector right now including risks of cyber attacks and chlorinated chickens potentially coming to the UK.

Crossing borders - the Welsh Planning system.

We are delighted we have joined forces with Morgan Cole from today, giving the Blake Morgan Planning team the opportunity to expand its reach into Cardiff and beyond.

What is renewable energy?

Kerry Dovey looks at renewable energy and the issues surrounding its use.

The power to charge more: the proliferation of battery storage facilities on agricultural land

In this article, our expert explores this resourceful way to harness energy through battery storage facilities.

Michael Gove's appointment as Environment Secretary: A return to frontline politics

After a spell on the sidelines Michael Gove is back on the frontbench of Theresa May's cabinet as Environment Secretary, but what does this mean for the agricultural sector?

The migrant workers shortage in agriculture

With Brexit on the horizon, farmers are facing difficulties as they rely on the labour of migrants for the sustainability of their agri-businesses. Our article looks at previous arrangements for EU and non-EU migrant workers.