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Hewitts currently works alongside and provides advice to the farming community in the North East. Our accumulated experience and knowledge of the region allows us to offer all the services that you may require as a farming business or farming family.

Having acted for several generations of the same families from the purchase of land from the Coal Board in the 1950s, to acting on Solar Farm projects in these present times, our team prides itself on understanding your needs and providing cost effective expert legal advice.

What areas do we cover?
– Sales and purchases of farms and agricultural land
– Farm Business Tenancies, grazing agreements, partnerships and companies
– Farming partnership agreements and succession planning
– Easements and Wayleave agreements
– Mineral Rights
– Entitlements
– Renewable energy projects
– Sale of land to developers


Judith Layfield owns a farm in Crook, County Durham.

Judith Layfield and her family have used Hewitts for many years. Recently she needed Hewitts’ expertise when a farmer asked if he could lay underground cables to his wind turbine across her land.

Judith said: “What could have been quite complex was all perfectly straightforward thanks to Hewitts.”

Hewitts also acted for Judith when she bought a nearby farm which had something of a colourful history.

“Although I had known the lady who owned it previously, she sold it and then it was repossessed. We were glad of the clear, level-headed advice Hewitts gave us every step of the way.

“Eventually it went to auction and we were able to buy it. All of us appreciated the help we received from Hewitts – nothing is too much trouble