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Neil Franklin

Partner and Head of Agriculture

Neil has specialised in rural property work since qualifying in 1985, dealing with a wide range of issues including all property aspects of agriculture work, and farm sales, purchases and tenancies. His work includes acting for lenders and involvement in various diversification projects for farmers and landowners and means that he gets involved in a wide range of commercial property projects.

He offers a depth of experience in a wide range of property work and issues, coupled with a keen commitment to the client and their business.

Neil has always loved his job - particularly working with colleagues, clients and professional contacts.

  • Neil Franklin – educated, a realist, affable and available to clients

    The UK Legal 500 2024 - Agriculture & Estates
  • Neil Franklin heads their agricultural department and understands all types of agricultural tenancies including AHA tenancies, which many do not. He and his team have the detailed knowledge of trusts which are so often needed in such circumstances

    The UK Legal 500 2022 - Agriculture & Estates
  • Neil Franklin understands all aspects of tenancy law including Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies, which is a skill harder and harder to find

    Chambers UK 2020/21 - Agriculture & Rural Affairs


A law graduate from the University of Nottingham, Neil joined Rollits’ property team in 1991 after completing his Training Contract and qualifying with another local firm of solicitors. Joining the Partnership in Neil has spent most of his legal career with Rollits.


Neil’s expertise includes matters involving agriculture, education property, renewables, security work for Banks and a wide spread of other property work.

Professional memberships & accreditations

  • Law Society.