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Jonathan Carroll

Position: Director & Head of Agriculture
Offices: Rosehill, Carlisle
Areas: Business Law, Agriculture / Agri-Business, Family Business Law

Jonathan is a Director and Head of Agriculture.

He has a huge experience in agricultural law and in the planning of family and landed estates, finding solutions to often complex situations.  His 20+ years with the firm has included farm sales and purchases, contentious tenancy matters (succession applications and arbitrations), wills, partnerships and partnership dissolutions, renewable energy projects and development sales.

Jonathan deals with all aspects of property work.

About Jonathan

Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 2001 with Cartmell Shepherd, having joined the firm as a trainee two years earlier.  He has an LLB (Hons) from Newcastle University and holds an LPC from the University of Northumbria.

Jonathan is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and  is named in The Legal 500 as one of the leading individuals in the region for Agriculture & Estates.


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The fourth edition of our Agricultural Newsletter is now live ...

November 22nd 2021

“We might all be forgiven for feeling a bit under the weather: farmers have a lot of change to cope with, and we all have the ongoing ‘stuff’. So when there’s some good news, we should celebrate it – having our Agriculture team ranked in the top band by both main…

Law firm receives top ranking for work in agricultural sector

October 22nd 2021

The agricultural team at a leading law firm has been named among the best in the country. Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors’ Agriculture and Estates department has been recognised for its expertise and knowledge of the farming sector in a national legal guide, which ranks lawyers and law firms throughout the UK.…

Farming award for Cumbrian solicitor

October 8th 2021

A recently qualified agricultural solicitor has been recognised for her work in the rural sector. Emma Blamire, 25, who lives on her family’s farm at Thursby, near Carlisle, picked up the Agricultural Student/ Rural Skills Award at the inaugural Cumbria Farmer Awards 2021. Emma is part of Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors’…

Changes to the laws on Agricultural Holdings

May 27th 2021

Changes to the laws on Agricultural Holdings come into force on 21 June 2021, allowing tenants to demand changes to their tenancy or consent from their landlord, where the landlord will not agree. Jonathan Carroll Director and Head of Agriculture provides an update. The snappily titled “Agricultural Holdings (Requests for Landlord’s…

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