Mr Stephen Firmin > Thompson Smith and Puxon > Colchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Smith and Puxon

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Property, Agriculture


Director, Solicitor


Stephen is a director of Stephen Firmin Ltd, a partner in TSP. He is Head of the TSP Agricultural and Commercial Property Teams. Stephen has considerable experience in commercial and rural land transactional work and related projects. He advises clients in the agricultural and rural land sector in connection with property acquisitions and disposals, strategic land planning (options and promotions) and diversification projects; and regularly advises on lifetime succession planning for farming businesses and rural landowners. He also advises on commercial property acquisitions, disposals (investment and operational) and property elements of M&A transactional work in conjunction with the TSP Corporate Team.

Stephen qualified in 1993 at a long stablished Suffolk practice, becoming a partner there in 1995.  Stephen joined TSP in 2011.




Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Essex

Based in Colchester, Thompson Smith and Puxon’s commercial property team is well known for its high level of experience in the agricultural sector. Team head and ‘five-star solicitor’ Stephen Firmin covers acquisitions and disposals, and development, diversification and renewable energy projects, while Kerry Addison focuses on advising developers, affordable housing providers, farmers and landowners on a range of rural property matters. Mark Rowlands is praised by clients for his ‘impressive ability to come up with workable solutions to complicated issues‘.

South East > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Leading individuals)

Stephen Firmin  – Thompson Smith and Puxon

The ‘formidable agriculture and estate practice‘ at Thompson Smith and Puxon is led by Stephen Firmin, a lawyer who leverages his corporate background to advise clients with business projects, in addition to transactional property matters. Kerry Addison handles site disposals on small rural developments, as well as larger plots, while Fiona Ashworth is knowledgeable of succession planning and wills. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Colchester.