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Our expert Agriculture Team has a deep understanding of the sector, and our clients include farmers, growers, agri-businesses and other rural enterprises. We provide commercially focused legal advice on a range of agricultural issues, including property sales, development, tax and succession planning through to guidance on subsidies. Whatever your area of focus, we work with you to understand your business and provide tailored solutions aligned to your commercial objectives.

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Experienced agricultural lawyers

We combine in-depth knowledge of rural policy matters with practical understanding of the agricultural sector. Our nationally renowned lawyers act as National Farmers Union panel solicitors for more counties than any other law firm in the country, and we have strong ties to the Country Land and Business Association, Tenant Farmers Association, Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, RICS and the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.

We are also sole legal contributor to the Farmers Weekly Business Clinic, reflecting our deep understanding of agricultural land issues and knowledge of how to safeguard your business objectives.

Whether you farm on a relatively small scale or are an owner of a large farming or sporting estate, we can support you in all areas of agricultural law, developing a long-term relationship as your trusted adviser. Our collaborative approach enables us to draw on expertise across our firm as well as our extensive industry network, ensuring you have access to comprehensive support. Whether you need legal advice on a dispute, property transaction, intellectual property issue or complex estate purchase, our experience and industry insight will help you safeguard your business and plan for the future.

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Farmers Weekly Business Clinic Partner

All of the lawyers are excellent; it is a very balanced and stable team. We have confidence that it has the strength and depth to service needs expertly.

Chambers and Partners 2016

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