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Agriculture & Rural Property

Agriculture & Rural Property


Hewitsons is a highly accredited law firm with a substantial rural property practice. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing outstanding service to families and businesses over many generations. We understand that for the modern rural property owner, whilst property is at the core of the business there is so much more.

We can provide our clients with the full range of business services adapted to meet their needs.

Specific specialist expertise we can provide includes:

  • Grant, termination and dealings with all types of tenancies – agricultural, residential and business leases
  • Sales for non-agricultural use particularly the grant of options, promotion or hybrid agreements and sales to developers
  • The sale and purchase of cottages, farms and farmland
  • Renewable energy and other diversification projects
  • Construction contracts
  • Basic payments, Countryside stewardship and quotas
  • Town and Country Planning matters
  • Environmental issues
  • Wills, Trusts, succession and capital tax planning
  • The set up and management of Charities
  • Business structures including companies and partnerships
  • Employment and Health and Safety
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Intellectual Property and brand protection

Agriculture and rural property runs deeply through Hewitsons meaning that all our lawyers understand the challenges that modern landowners will face. However each client is different and so you will have a dedicated partner who will take the time to get to know you and ensure you receive the right advice; clearly, promptly and adapted to your needs.


Key Contacts

Denise Wilkinson - Partner

Denise Wilkinson


+44 (0)1223 532743

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Gareth Williams - Partner

Gareth Williams


+44 (0)1604 463344

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"We have used Stephanie Dennis for recent projects and we are very pleased and satisfied. We will continue to use Hewitsons in the future."
Mr & Mrs L

"Thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"Stephanie Dennis is very diligent, efficient and communicative. Her work is always carried out with complete professionalism and skill".
Client quote to Legal 500

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