Michael is a solicitor specialising in agricultural land and property and acts for a wide range of clients including farmers, rural estates, charities and agricultural businesses and suppliers.  As the son of a dairy farmer, Michael grew up milking cows and driving tractors.  As a result of his upbringing, Michael understands the unique challenges facing those who live and work in the countryside and tailors his advice to best suit the needs of his agricultural clients.

Since qualifying in 2019, Michael has gained extensive experience in handling a wide variety of commercial property matters and developing a specialism in agricultural and rural matters in particular.  Prior to qualifying he experienced working in Litigation and Family.

Michael joined the firm in May 2021 and forms part of the specialist Agricultural Department.

Michael Rutter


Agricultural Property


  • Buying and Selling farms, woodland and other rural land;
  • Occupancy agreements- Farm Business Tenancies, Grazing Licences and the like;
  • Secured lending and refinancing involving farms and rural properties including portfolios of security properties;
  • Granting of easements in relation to access, services and the like;
  • Transfers of equity;
  • Overage, option and pre-emption agreements including options and conditional sales of development land; and
  • Basic Payment, Stewardship and other such agreements.


  • 2010-2013 Law LLB, University of Liverpool – First Class
  • 2015-2016 Legal Practice Course, BPP Manchester – Commendation
  • 2014-2017 Paralegal in Litigation and Family
  • 2017-2019 – Training Contract
  • March 2019 Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors