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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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Partnership Agreements – why bother?

May 22nd 2020

Jonathan Carroll Director & Head of Property talks about the importance of Partnership Agreements. So your accountant and your bank keep telling you that you ought to get a written partnership agreement.  Just money for lawyers, right?  Well, some, but the potential costs to you are huge if you don’t. …

“Here I come, ready or not” – tenant loses fight to block landlord’s access for surveys

July 13th 2020

Farm landlords seeking planning permission for development will be raising a small glass to the Court of Appeal after the decision in Rees v Windsor-Clive, Earl of Plymouth according to Jonathan Carroll Head of Agriculture and Property. Agricultural Holdings Act tenants have frequently tried to block landlords from getting planning…

Tribunal modifies covenant to allow landowner to build house

September 21st 2020

A landowner has succeeded in getting a restrictive covenant modified to enable him to build a second house on a small plot. By Jonathan Carroll Director and Head of Agriculture Mr Neil Sheppard owned a detached house on a 1980s housing estate. He bought the property in 2010, subject to…

Leading legal firm trio receive prestigious accolade

October 2nd 2020

A TRIO of expert lawyers from a leading law firm which operates across Cumbria and Northumberland have been highlighted for praise in UK professional rankings. Three members of Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors’ Agriculture and Estates team have received the accolade from the Legal 500 which analyses the capabilities of law firms…