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Commercial Clients > Agricultural Team

Agricultural Team

Property

We have traditionally acted for many local farmers and landowners on the sale and purchase of land or on landlord/tenant issues. Recently we have had many more instructions relating to the change of use of property following diversification.

Agricultural Team

Capital Tax Planning

Much of our agricultural work centres on effective capital tax planning and trust and general estate management. We regularly work with local farming organisations or land agents to run agricultural seminars on this subject.

Employment Matters

We are increasingly being asked to do 'preventive' work on employment contracts and have an expert team to deal with such queries.

For individual advice from a member of our Agricultural Team please click here to contact us or contact one of our team below.

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Simon Wilson

Simon Wilson

Simon is a Director in the firm. He joined the firm in 2006 to lead the expansion of the Commercial Property team in King's Lynn. He has experience in all aspects of commercial property including landlord and tenant, site acquisition and disposal, and land development. Simon's client base includes a wide range of owner-managed businesses, property developers, entrepreneurs within the leisure industry, and established larger organisations. He also provides general commercial advice, and assistance with licensing.

Email Simon Wilson 

Telephone Simon Wilson 01553 667243

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality
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John Thorogood

John Thorogood

John is a Director working in our Ely office and is a specialist in commercial, agricultural and residential property transactions. John qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and joined the firm in 1985.

His work encompasses sales and purchases of agricultural land, including farm sales and purchases, the sale and purchase of development sites; legal development of commercial industrial estates and the preparation of options, pre-emption and joint venture agreements. John also deals with partnership formation and franchise agreements as well as business start-ups.

John is a member of the Solicitors Benevolent Association and the Law Society Property section. He was a board member of Kings Forest Housing Association, and is currently Chairman of the Eric Drummond Mercer Trust, a charitable trust dealing with people with learning disabilities. John is a former Round Tabler and now a member of the Ely 41 Club (the ex-Round Tablers organisation). He is a member of Ely XT Limited, a charitable organisation responsible for organising the annual firework display in Cherry Hill Park, Ely. John was also the former Registrar to the Dean and Chapter of Ely Cathedral and was a former Governor of Soham Village College from 1996-2007, being Chair of the Governing Body from 1998-2007.

He is a keen cyclist and walker, having taken part in the National Three Peaks Challenge and having successfully trekked to Everest Base Camp.

Email John Thorogood 

Telephone John Thorogood 01353 646111

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality
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Laura Broughton

Laura Broughton

Laura is an agricultural property and commercial law solicitor at our Ely office, having joined the firm in April 2016. Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has experience both in private practice and in-house.

Laura advises on a range of agricultural and commercial property matters, including sales and purchases of farming land, deeds of gift, farm business tenancies, commercial leases, licenses of agricultural land, overage, options, re-mortgages and the grant of covenants and easements. Laura also advises on commercial law matters, including shareholder agreements, share sales and sales of business assets.

In her spare time Laura enjoys travelling, studying art history, line dancing and long walks with her dog.

Email Laura Broughton 

Telephone Laura Broughton 01353 662203

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality