Our Agriculture and Rural Business Team’s clients include farmers and growers, landowners, estates and other rural/diversified businesses, including agri-businesses.
Our advice is commercially focussed based on your personal or business needs across the entire agriculture and rural business spectrum.
Whether you are seeking to buy or sell land for agriculture or development, entering into a farm business tenancy, have identified planning potential, or are considering succession or tax planning, we are here to help.
We can advise you on commercial contracts or employment issues, restructuring your businesses and on intellectual property issues, including branding and trademark protection.
It is an unfortunate fact that disputes will arise from time to time and we can assist you to bring about a resolution however that dispute has arisen. By way of example, we can assist with contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, partnership disputes, property disputes (including the removal of trespassers) and tenancy disputes amongst others.
In addition we can assist you if your property is subject to an application for a public right of way, or you wish to have one affecting your land diverted. We can also advise on adverse possession claims, property claims, boundary disputes and access issues.
As agriculture is a highly regulated industry there are the inevitable pitfalls and we have assisted clients in animal welfare, transport and other investigations (including allegations of fraud) carried out by regulatory bodies including DEFRA/RPA, Trading Standards departments and the Police.
With significant changes due to affect the agriculture sector over the coming years the need for commercially focused, innovative advice has never been greater. With our in-depth knowledge of the sector and by getting to know you and your business we will work with you to achieve your aims and objectives.
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Public right of way – or is it? – Derek Walsh outlines what actions can be taken to give you the best opportunity to try and prevent the public from acquiring rights over your property in his latest blog – click here to read more.