Farm Diversification

Farm Diversification

Farm Diversification - Helping you Make the Most of your Land

A traditional farming business is not the reliable source of income that it once was. Many factors have contributed to this, ranging from the power that large buyers have to set prices to the less reliable weather that we have been experiencing in recent years. Because of this, farmers have increasingly been looking to find alternative ways to make their land work for them so they can pass a thriving business on to the next generation.

Many farmers have found ways of supplementing their income through farm diversification, an increasingly popular way of making your land work for you without relying on the traditional agricultural staples of arable farming or livestock.

The agricultural team at Fraser Dawbarns are well placed to help you with this, having helped with many farm diversification projects from renewable energy projects to farm shops to accommodation. With the help of our experienced team, you can take your idea from concept to fruition, making sure that any potential legal issues are handled along the way. 

Our Specialists

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Daniel Ball

Partner, Solicitor - Wisbech

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Jenny Rushmer

Partner, Solicitor, Head of Commercial Department - Wisbech

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Renewable Energy Projects

Many farmers have already considered renewable energy of some sort, whether this is growing non-food crops or harvesting the wind that blows across their farmland to make electricity.

More than a third of farmers are using wind, sun, farm bi-products or energy crops to produce clean energy and as more and more options continue to become available, it is important to give careful consideration to the longer term effects of some of the arrangements you may be putting in place. Many farmers may have been approached by energy companies wanting to utilise farm land, often by way of a long lease. This is an attractive option for some farmers as it can be an extra source of income. However, it is important to consider the terms of these Leases carefully and we can assist you in doing so.

We have a large number of landowners and developers who rely on our advice to help them exploit this growing area to the full. Our knowledgeable team will look at the agricultural, environmental and planning issues to offer you well rounded practical commercial advice


You may have a great idea for farm diversification, but you may not be aware that a grant exists that could help you make the necessary adjustments to get your projects off the ground. Our agricultural law team can help you with this by finding out which grants are available, working with you on eligibility and helping you with your application.

Our flexible service ensures that we only help you with the areas you would like help with, adjusting our service to suit your financial requirements. For help with any topic relating to farm diversification and re-purposing farm land, get in touch with our team and find out how we can help you.


We are in strange times in the pandemic and what impressed me most is that this did not affect the level of service or provide excuses. We completed in 12 weeks and whilst I appreciate the chain has a bearing on timescales, Fraser Dawbarns did not hold up the time frame with their part.
Client - Downham Market Office

Why Choose Fraser Dawbarns to Help You?

An Experienced Agricultural Team

The benefits of receiving advice on farm diversification that can be provided by a good agricultural lawyer cannot be overstated. At Fraser Dawbarns LLP we have a dedicated Agricultural team with a wealth of knowledge, who can help you avoid some of the pitfalls.

Years of experience working with the agriculture sector has put us in a strong position to help you with a wide range of legal issues relating to farming and agriculture. If you would like more information on how we can help you, your family and your farm, please contact a member of the agriculture team today. 

Direct Access To Your Solicitor

Our agriculture team develop a good understanding of our client’s businesses and form close working relationships with our business clients. Clients who wish to arrange an appointment with our commercial solicitors can do so easily, visiting us at any of our offices across East Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk. We can also visit you at your business if you prefer.

Pricing Options

At Fraser Dawbarns we recognise that there is no ‘one size fits all’. With our flexible pricing options, we give our clients the choice of different pricing options. You can choose whether you would like us to undertake your work on a fixed fee basis or at an hourly rate, selecting the pricing option that best suits your needs.

No Hidden Charges

Clients opting for our fixed fee service, will know how much they will pay for the matter before we start work. Clients who prefer to be billed at an hourly rate will also be given a realistic range of costs before we begin. Transparency and trustworthiness are important to us and we will never surprise you with hidden charges that were not explained to you at the outset.

Contact Us Today

Our team will help you from the beginning of your case to the end, giving you total peace of mind. If you would like friendly, client focused advice on a wide range of legal issues, get in touch and see how we can help you.

Call or email us today and find out how we can make your life easier. 

Wisbech: 01945 461456
March: 01354 602880
King's Lynn: 01553 666600
Ely: 01353 383483
Downham Market: 01366 383171
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