The Agricultural industry has changed considerably in recent years and you will need a solicitor who not only understands the legalities, but who understands the agricultural industry as a whole.

We will help you to secure the future for both yourself and your family, ensuring that the legal foundations are in place to avoid future problems and pitfalls. We will work pro-actively with your best interests at heart, taking into account your family and the farming business as a whole.
We have strong relationships with many agricultural enterprises across the region, ranging from small family farms to large agricultural businesses.

We’re here to help you with:

  • Buying and Selling Agricultural Land and Businesses
  • Contracting and Share-Farming Arrangements
  • Diversification Projects
  • Farm Business Tenancies
  • Formation of Companies and Partnerships
  • Marketing and Joint Venture Arrangements
  • Partnerships and Shareholders’ Disputes


Philip Taylor qualified as a Solicitor in January 1987 and his specialism is commercial property and agricultural property work.

Philip started with the firm in April 2019 and his hourly rate is £195.00 plus VAT (£39.00).

Caroline Raynor-Jones joined Heptonstalls in July 2018 having started work with a city law firm in June 2014 in the residential legal sector.  She has since branched into the commercial legal sector, where she is looking to expand upon her knowledge.  Caroline is soon to qualify as an Associate with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and prides herself on providing a fair and efficient service to all clients.  Caroline’s hourly rate is £170.00 plus VAT (£34.00).

The Department is supervised by Shaun Pinchbeck.

Contact us

To find out more about the range of services that we can offer you, please click here to contact us or call 0800 917 8267.


Meet The Team

Philip Taylor
 Commercial Property & Agricultural Solicitor

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