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13th November 2019

Agriculture: setting the standard

Members of Thrings’ Agriculture team receive ringing endorsement from National Farmers Union (NFU) ahead agriculture seminar success.

Last week more than 200 farmers, landowners, land agents, planning consultants, surveyors, accountants and farming journalists assembled at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester for Thrings’ annual autumn agriculture seminar.

The event featured presentations by legal specialists in the Agriculture team, as well as contributions from two external industry experts, Tom Allen-Stevens from Crop Production Magazine and leading Wiltshire farmer, Josh Stratton.

Success in Cirencester came just days after Thrings secured the highest possible ranking for client care and service delivery from the NFU, the largest farmers’ organisation in England and Wales.

In its latest audit, Thrings was rated ‘very good’ for its compliance with the required standards of the NFU’s Legal Assistance Scheme (LAS), which provides professional guidance and financial support to NFU members who face legal disputes relating to their farming or growing business.

Thrings’ head of Agriculture, Duncan Sigournay, said: “The LAS audit is extremely important in terms of our relationship with the NFU, so this is an outstanding result for Thrings.

“To be viewed as ‘very good’ not only reflects the high level of legal advice that the team provides but also the commitment and dedication that our lawyers have when it comes to supporting the NFU and its members.”

Thrings – which has the largest specialist agriculture team of any UK law firm – enjoys a strong professional relationship with the NFU, and was recently reappointed to the organisation’s legal panel for seven counties in south of England for a further three years.

Earlier this year Thrings also retained its top-tier status for agriculture with respected legal directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

To discuss you agricultural matters with an expert, please get in touch with a member of the Agriculture team.

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