James Dinwiddy > Birketts LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP
Providence House
141-145 Princes Street

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James joined Birketts in 2003. He is a Partner in our Agriculture Team.

With 20 years’ experience as a property lawyer James now concentrates on advising farmers, landowners and agri-businesses as well as banks lending in the agricultural sector. He deals in particular with tenancies and the buying and selling of agricultural land. He has acted for a number of landowners in the disposal of land for development, whether outright or pursuant to options or conditional contracts. Amongst his clients there are several in the renewable energy sector, harvesting landfill gas or operating anaerobic digesters. James also buys and sells residential properties.


James is a member of the Suffolk Agricultural Association and the Agricultural Law Association.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Birketts LLP has a large agriculture and estate practice that is led by Chris Coupland in Norwich. He focuses on agricultural property matters including freehold sales and purchases, landlord and tenant matters and renewable energy projects. Also in Norwich, head of private client Jack Royall is a long-standing adviser to the farming community on property and succession planning matters, and up-and-coming partner Sophia Key is ‘exceptional in giving sound and practical advice that meets the client’s objectives‘. In Cambridge, Rachel McKillop-Wilkin in Cambridge and James Dinwiddy in Ipswich ‘understand the issues and are highly effective‘. Also in Ipswich, senior associate Tom Verrill is an agricultural property specialist.