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Ansons has a specialist team that has many years experience of advising on all aspects of agricultural law. The success of the agricultural team is due to its understanding and affinity with farmers and the farming community.

The agricultural team advises farm owners, tenants and managers and those who are closely linked to farming, including contractors, professional advisers, estate planners and agricultural land agents.

The team is lead by Simon James, who is from a farming family himself. Simon is recognised as an agricultural specialist by the Legal Experts' directory and the Legal 500 recognises Ansons' success in advising on "a number of diversification projects including woodland acquisitions, the conversion of agricultural buildings for office and light industrial purposes and option agreements for development projects."

Simon is involved in tax planning for families and businesses generally and frequently acts as a trustee of family trusts. Simon is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and he is well known within the agricultural community.

The agricultural department regularly advise on:

  • agricultural joint ventures and partnerships
  • dispute resolution, arbitrations and tribunals
  • diversification projects
  • environmental issues
  • family disputes
  • option agreements
  • planning
  • promotion agreements
  • rights of way and other easements
  • sale and purchase of farms and estates
  • succession planning
  • tax planning
  • telecommunications masts
  • tenancy agreements including succession applications
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What others say...

Ansons Solicitors ranks as a first tier firm for its experience in “agricultural joint ventures and partnerships, diversification and renewable energy projects and rural property transactions.”

Chambers & Partners 2017


I think they give very honest advice. They make sure what they say to me is understandable.”

Chambers & Partners 2017


Simon James is recognised as a notable practitioner.

Chambers & Partners 2017

"The firm has integrity, pragmatism and a good grasp of client requirements."

Chambers & Partners 2016


"They give straightforward and very practical advice."

Chambers & Partners 2016


Regularly advising on agricultural joint ventures and partnerships, the team at Ansons Solicitors is led by Simon James, who gives "no-nonsense advice".
Legal 500 2015 


Simon James is "strong, forthright and confident".

Legal 500 2014



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