Agricultural & Landed Estates


We understand the diversity and complexity of the legal advice often required by owners of agricultural property and landed estates.


With this in mind, we provide the full spectrum of legal services to individuals, businesses and charities operating in the rural economy. Whether it is specialist agricultural advice that you require or bespoke private wealth planning advice, our Legal 500 top-tier rated Agriculture and Landed Estates Teams can help.

The Agriculture Team advises on a broad range of rural matters, including property purchases and sales, tenancies, farming partnerships, business and property disputes, planning and development, easements and diversification.

The Landed Estates Team advises on all aspects of private wealth matters, including family succession, trusts, tax planning, estates, heritage property and charities.

We are well established in the rural community and work with a number of specialist professionals and businesses operating in this sector.

Our membership of organisations such as the CLA, the Agricultural Law Association and STEP enables us to keep abreast of the latest legal updates and issues facing our rural clients.

We are also a Panel Firm for the National Farmers Union, reflecting our expertise in this sector.

10 January 2018
In a landmark ruling by the High Court earlier today, a widow’s request for further provision from her late husband’s estate has been rejected. read

11 April 2017
Law firm Shakespeare Martineau hosted a breakfast event to discuss the implications of Brexit with local agricultural businesses, along with specialist guest speaker Mike Greetham of Expert Agriculture. read

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"The dedication and commitment of Shakespeare Martineau
throughout the process helped to create, and preserve,
value for the shareholders."

Roger Crosse, Managing Director, POS Direct Ltd