Agriculture & Rural Solicitors

If you’re a farmer or a landowner you need a lawyer who knows and understands the agricultural industry inside and out. For an initial conversation, call 01206 217619 or 01206 217627.

Birkett Long has a dedicated team of specialist agriculture solicitors advising on all aspects of the law relating to rural law, property and agri-business, so we can be on hand for any issues you might face.

Our agriculture and estates solicitors are informed and proactive; we understand the demands and requirements placed on those operating in the rural sector. As a client, you can expect us to have a thorough understanding of rural issues, and to provide seamless advice on all aspects of your business.

Our rural solicitors also pride themselves in being able to offer practical and commercial advice to:

  • land owners
  • farming businesses
  • institutions
  • others within the rural economy.

Our rural lawyers are available to clients throughout Basildon, Colchester and Chelmsford. For a no obligation conversation with a member of the team, call Belinda Aldrich on 01206 217627 or Leanne Steele on 01206 217619.

Our rural legal services for those in agriculture, farming and rural businesses include:

Property and land

Tax and estate planning

Agriculture diversification

  • commercial leases
  • telecoms masts
  • development and planning work
  • renewable energy

Business and commercial

Agricultural dispute resolution

  • land ownership disputes including boundary issues
  • partnership and trust disputes
  • property and general disputes
  • tenancy disputes
  • Proprietary Estoppel


  • divorce and ending a relationship
  • cohabitation and premarital/pre-civil
  • children disputes (custody)
  • adoption

Employment law

  • disciplinary and grievance issues
  • rights/liabilities regarding equal pay/opportunities
  • management of performance and absence
  • health and safety law and associated prosecutions
  • contractual issues

In addition, the skills and experience of our employment, commercial, family, dispute resolution and environment & energy teams can be called upon to provide comprehensive advice on other legal matters when required.

Call Belinda Aldrich on 01206 217627 or Leanne Steele on 01206 217619 for a free, no obligation conversation. 

  • Belinda Aldrich
      • 0330 818 3067
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  • Lucy Maker
      • 0330 818 3085
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  • Natalie Moxey
      • 0330 818 3086
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  • Leanne Steele
      • 0330 818 3083
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The firm has a long term commitment to agriculture and is pleased to have acted for several generations of the same family as well as for new clients looking for specialist advice. Some of our rural solicitors are also members of the Agricultural Law Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Staff re-order for rural

  • Caroline Dowding
  • Emma Coke 
  • Mark Wrinch
  • Miles Coates
  • Katie Gibson-Green
  • Bruce Ballard
  • David Wybar

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