Landed Estates

As rural land experts we are the single port of call you need for all planning and property matters as they relate to your estate. This holistic oversight helps you act strategically and maximise the value of your land and property assets.

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James Frankland


Acting for landowners and farmers is about being at the heart of their business and family.  I enjoy working with clients and other advisers and being part of the client’s team.  I also enjoy working on diverse matters as my farming and charity clients tend to be innovative and always looking for the next opportunity.

Stephanie Dennis


There’s so much variety in agricultural work, and that’s what keeps my job so rewarding and satisfying. As an agriculture and estates lawyer, I work with all types of clients ranging from farm businesses, to landed estates, to individuals. I work hard for all my clients, reply promptly to all communication, and find creative solutions to any issues which may arise.

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A complete legal service for landed estates

We support estate owners, trusts and family companies and partnerships in the management of their land and property assets.

We provide the gamut of legal estate management services, from day-to-day matters to long-term plans, acting as a single point of legal expertise across them all. Our services include:

  • Undertaking landlord management activities such as preparing leases and evicting tenants
  • Solving disputes and employment issues
  • Exploring planning and development opportunities
  • Drawing up commercial contracts for diversification schemes
  • Providing strategic advice around ownership, tax and succession planning.

In every matter, you’ll benefit from our rapid response times. You’ll also have the services of our dedicated client care partner who has full oversight of all client matters, so you’ll always have the support of someone who understands your estate and its needs.

Hear what our clients say about us

The team is proactive, rather than reactive. Has a fantastic support network to accommodate any specialisms needed across the team, collaborating with difficult/complicated matters, meaning you are always getting the right, and best advice.

They provide seamless cover for any out of office requirements and their communication skills are exemplary, meaning you always know where you are with a transactions/job.

Agriculture and Estates – Legal 500 2024

HCR Hewitsons have been a longstanding partner of our organisation and supporting land acquisitions, disputes and projects of national significance for a number of years.

The firm are able to drill down to the necessary detail of a case quickly and effectively.

Agriculture and Estates – Legal 500 2024

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