Estates and farms

“Blake Morgan is one of the biggest regional firms, it has gravitas in the market. We received a very good service; the team was there when we needed it. ”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016
The Blake Morgan Estates and Farms team are experts on estate ownership and farming and have a long tradition and excellent reputation for providing legal services to the farming community. 

Main areas of practice

Our dedicated and specialist Estates and Farms team advises farming, rural and private clients on thousands of acres of estates and farms. As well as having professional expertise in law, many members of our team come from a farming background and therefore have a personal interest and appreciation of this type of law.

We advise on a wide range of issues connected to the ownership and occupation of agricultural land and rural estates, including:

  • Equine
  • Agricultural disputes
  • Agri-environment issues and diversification
  • Farming and food
  • Farming tenancies
  • Public rights of way and countryside access
  • Subsidies, grants and quotas
  • Tax planning, wills and inheritance
  • Seasonal agricultural workers


Our highly experienced estate and farm solicitors advise a wide range of clients that include: 

Farms Social enterprises
Landed estates Trusts
Agri-businesses Overseas investors
Education providers Corporate bodies

“Excellent in property matters, acquisition of businesses and commercial litigation.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession, 2014

“Sound advice in a timely fashion. Fields ‘a range of well-qualified and capable staff.”

The Legal 500 UK 2013

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