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THE LONG BARN, FORNHAM BUSINESS COURT, FORNHAM ST MARTIN, BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK, IP31 1SL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01284 762331
Fax:
Fax 01284 764214
DX:
57200 BURY ST EDMUNDS
Email:
Web:
www.ashtonslegal.co.uk

Jonathan Long

Tel:
Work 01284 727012
Email:
Ashtons Legal

Work Department

Agriculture & Estates

Position

Partner

Career

Jonathan joined Ashtons Legal as a trainee in 1982 and qualified in 1984. He became a partner in 1990. Jonathan have been head of the Agriculture & Estates team for many years.

Jonathan is the partner who heads the firm’s agriculture & estates team and acts for landowners and farmers on a wide range of matters including:
 
  • Agricultural property
  • Leasehold and freehold
  • Passing on the family farm/estate to the next generation
  • Wills, trusts & partnerships
  • Footpaths
  • Tax planning
  • Diversification
  • Contract farming & similar arrangements
  • Development land sales of all sizes involving conditional contracts, options or promotion agreements.

Languages

English

Member

Jonathan is a professional member of the Country Landowners Association and the National Farmers Union.

Education

Jonathan's law degree is from the University of London.


East Anglia: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Long - Ashtons Legal

Within: Agriculture and estates

‚ÄėA strong regional firm with a depth of experience and knowledge‚Äė,¬†Ashtons Legal¬†is ‚Äėvery good in every aspect and I would wholeheartedly recommend them for their expertise and professionalism‚Äė, says one client. Another describes ‚Äėa well-located and well-resourced private client-orientated firm with very strong competence in all areas of the law affecting farmers and landowners'. Practice head Jonathan Long¬†in Bury St Edmunds (who has 'unrivalled local knowledge and a clam, unflappable demeanour')¬†and Cambridge-based partner¬†Jeanette Dennis¬†are ‚Äėvery able practitioners with an abundance of experience to go with their obvious technical knowledge; both amply demonstrate how to apply that knowledge and experience in a private family context where care and attention is needed to add to professional capability'. They acted for¬†Suffolk Farming Family Partnership in the ¬£25m sale of land for development.¬†Dennis and associate Rebecca Gatens, who together assisted¬†Suffolk Agricultural Consultants with 17 agricultural tenancy matters in 2017 ranging from grazing licences to farm business tenancies, ‚Äėhave a strong grasp of the market and the issues affecting agriculture'. Simon Cunningham¬†has advised farmers, landowners and agricultural businesses across East Anglia for more than 20 years. He recently acted for agricultural lenders including Clydesdale Bank, Lloyds Bank and HSBC on finance transactions.

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