Neil is a property lawyer specialising in commercial property and agricultural property

Neil specialises in rural property work, 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.  This involves Neil in a wide range of commercial property projects.

"Neil has a breadth of knowledge right across the property spectrum.  He puts things into simple, plain language which both clients and other professionals can understand."

Chambers UK 2018 - Agriculture & Rural Affairs

"very talented property lawyer, a very nice chap and a pleasure to work with."

Chambers UK 2017 - Agriculture & Rural Affairs

"The 'accurate and professional' team at Rollits LLP is headed by the 'formidable' Neil Franklin, who handles farm sales, purchases and tenancies, with an increasing focus on renewable energy work." 

UK Legal 500 2016 - Agriculture and Estates


Key facts

  • Qualified: October 1985
  • Joined Firm: May 1991
  • Partner: November 1993


  • LLB (Hons) University of Nottingham (1979-1982)


  • Various sports - particularly cycling, playing football and watching Hull City.
  • Neil loves to hike and cycle in the Yorkshire Wolds and beyond. He also climbs high mountains - preferably involving an ice axe and crampons.
  • Governor at Bishop Burton College.

Contact details

Neil Franklin

Direct dial +44 (0) 1482 337250

Mobile +44 (0) 7909 978735


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