We know one side of the fence from the other
We understand that farming and rural business has its own set of unique commercial and legal issues, and that even the smallest decisions can have a wide impact on the communities involved. Our legal experts work within the agriculture sector, with farmers and their families, landed estates and rural businesses, to deliver specialist advice that is relevant to these communities.
Farming, agriculture and rural business is an important economic sector to the UK, and significantly so within the South West. Our experts in agricultural law have both regional and national experience, with a breadth and depth of knowledge of both high-value and complex farming and land matters. We work collaboratively within the firm and with our clients' other professional advisers to bring in expertise in all areas of agricultural law, ensuring the best legal and commercial solutions are achieved every time.
Furthermore, we are the only law firm in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK, and we are also on the NFU panel of solicitors for Devon and Cornwall, and NFU members are entitled to a discount on our fees.
"The team has been really fantastic: very responsive, pragmatic and focused on solutions. It understands what we are trying to achieve and feels like part of our in-house team." Chambers 2015
"The firm is proactive at fostering relationships with clients and is always happy to help." Chambers 2015
Led by Joel Woolf, a farmer's son, our team of experts advise across a wide range of issues including:
- Sales and purchases of agricultural land including estates, woodlands, country houses and equestrian property
- Farm tenancies (AHA’s and FBTs)
- Sporting rights and agreements
- Farm business structures
- Wealth protection, including divorce
- Agricultural disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Wayleaves and utilities
- Single Farm Payments
- Environmental and woodland schemes
- Wills and probate
- Powers of Attorney and Deputyships
- Regulatory issues and investigations
- Trading standards
- CAP Reform
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