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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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Law firm doubles house transactions as research says UK market on course to be busiest since 2007

May 26th 2021

A LEADING legal firm has doubled its number of house sale transactions over the past year, in line with a national trend in the property market.As research released today predicted that this year’s housing market is on course to be the busiest since 2007, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors said its property…

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…

Farming Partnerships - Things to be Careful

September 21st 2018

By Jonathan Carroll, Head of Agriculture  Yet again a farming family dispute has led to huge legal costs, when a decent partnership agreement would have prevented it for a tiny fraction of the sums lost. The Wild family farmed Beard Hall Farm from 1965, which was owned by dad, Ben. …

Homeowners have covenant modified to allow barn conversion

January 2nd 2019

By Jonathan Carroll Director and Head of Agriculture A married couple have succeeded in having a restrictive covenant modified to allow them to build more than one house on part of their land. The couple had bought the land together with a farmhouse in 2001 for £600,000 from a college.  They…

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