Agricultural Property Solicitor

Sherborne, other Battens locations will be considered for the right experience.

Salary starting from £38,000 (Experience based bandings)

Hybrid working available

9am-5.15pm | Monday-Friday (Flexibility available)


  • Assisting with sales and purchases of large Estates and Farms
  • Succession Planning and preparation and Completion of Family Farming Partnership Agreements
  • Dealing with land sales and purchases
  • Attending Auctions where necessary
  • Running general Agricultural Property Transactions
  • Dealing and advising on Farm Tenancies
  • Dealing with and advising on Single Farm payments and Entry Level Scheme payments
  • Attending Farm visits to help foster and develop good client relationships and assist cross selling of work between teams
  • Assist the Head of Agriculture in order to enable him to attend farm site visits and develop the business.
  • Develop knowledge of lifetime tax planning in order to assist agricultural clients


  • 2 years + PQE
  • Transactional property experience is essential
  • Good knowledge of agricultural work is preferable
  • Team focused
  • Commercially aware and focused
  • Flexible – Can-do attitude
  • Committed and loyal – Willingness to go the extra mile for success
  • Honest
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Innovative
  • Confident and assertive
  • Common sense approach
  • Excellent communication skills

Company description:

About Us: Battens would not be able to deliver an exceptional service to clients without our talented and hardworking staff. We recognise the hugely important role they play in the ongoing success and development of our business.

Battens has a 300-year history, but it is a forward- thinking firm.

Our workplace is:

  • Stimulating
  • Inclusive
  • Collaborative
  • Empowering

Staff are truly valued at Battens which means they stay with us long-term and build their futures here.

Other information:

We reward our staff for their dedication and expertise with a broad package of benefits:

  • Life assurance from the first day of employment
  • A salary sacrifice scheme or a group pension where Battens pay in 4%
  • Income protection
  • Holiday - 26 days per year, increasing to 30 days with length of service
  • A range of discounted legal services provided by Battens, including free conveyancing
  • Generous staff recruitment bonus scheme
  • Everyone has an extra day’s holiday on their birthday
  • Access to mental health services, including therapy sessions
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Critical illness cover

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