We advise businesses in the Rural and Agricultural Sector in relation to all aspects of running their commercial operations.
We have a strong team of lawyers to advise businesses in the Rural and Agricultural Sector in relation to all aspects of running their commercial operations, in particular on legal and regulatory issues surrounding farm management, agricultural business and diversification. We also advise landed estates and owners of agricultural enterprises in relation to wealth management, succession planning and their personal affairs. With offices in Exeter, Taunton, Plymouth, Bristol and London we are able to provide a national service.
We are committed to providing you with the very best advice which is relevant to you and your objectives. Our team draws on expertise and knowledge within the firm from across a number of disciplines including corporate and commercial, property, trusts & estates, planning, construction & engineering, financing, employment, environmental and health & safety.
We have an excellent track record in working with a diverse range of businesses including agricultural land owners, tenant farmers, feedstock suppliers and retail & leisure operators, helping those clients to realise the full potential of their commercial opportunities.
We have considerable experience in dealing with the type of matters which arise in connection with the sale and purchase of fisheries.
Farm Partnership Disputes
We advise clients involved in disputes concerning farming partnerships and companies. Farming businesses are often multi-generational, they are commonly asset rich but relatively income poor – these factors add a unique angle to farm partnership and farm company disputes. We advise in relation to farm disputes including partnership dissolution, shareholder disputes and business breakdown.
Purchase of a farm and the refinancing of the home farm, advising on matters such as lotting, third party rights, disputed easements, partnership and future development issues, with a capital value of approximately £3m.All relevant experience