Our aim is to help you make the best of your business assets. Traditional areas of surveys and valuations are skills you may well have called upon in the past but there are now many other ways to unlock the potential of your holding, our partners respected in their fields can help advise you on the best way forward.

The Longer View Articles

Auction, private sale, open market…there are many ways to sell a farm but how do you know which is best for you? Jack Mitchell outlines the different options and talks us through what needs to be taken into consideration when choosing the method of sale.

Is now the right time to be getting involved? Our Energy team outlines opportunities for landowners in this ever-growing market.


How has the weather and flooding affected the straw market? John Read reports following the recent sale.


More detail has just been released by Defra – but, are these proposals sensible and how can we get involved in shaping the final result?


@ Jack Mitchell
Jack Mitchell
Associate Partner
01823 428593 email me about Jack
@ John Read
John Read
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@ Mark Russell
Mark Russell 
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Jack spends most of his time dealing with the marketing and sale of rural property, including anything from pasture paddocks to entire farms. Jack also undertakes a wider range of rural professional work, negotiating a range of leases and licences, compensation for the acquisition of various interests and subsidy and stewardship schemes.
Jack has a first class honours degree in Estate Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer in 2014.  He is a RICS registered valuer.

In his spare time, Jack enjoys helping on his family’s mixed farming and retail business in Somerset, which keeps him up to date with the practicalities of farming and the rural economy.

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John joined the firm in 2002 and is involved in a wide range of professional areas. He has particular expertise in valuations of farms and estates for lending and taxation purposes, agricultural landlord and tenant matters and advises landowners in relation to telecommunication sites. When the opportunity arises he is a keen auctioneer and is always prepared to conduct charity auctions. John was recently appointed as Honorary Secretary of the John Edgar Trust, a charity which runs a management development scheme for those in the farming and rural sector.

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Mark is a rural partner responsible for agency and professional work in East Anglia.

Since qualifying in 1998 Mark has undertaken asset management of institutional rural property, advised landowners, farmers and institutions on strategic development opportunities, provided valuation advice for loan security, tax and expert witness instructions. Mark also undertakes rural professional work such as rent reviews and some estate management. In September 2013 Mark became a partner of Carter Jonas with a regional remit to undertake rural agency and professional work leading the rural team in the Cambridge office.

Mark completed a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management at Harper Adams, is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a RICS Registered Valuer. Outside of work Mark lives just outside Newmarket, plays hockey, takes part in a small number of sprint triathlons. He is also involved with his local YFC club, Suffolk RABI and the South Suffolk Show Association.

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