Farms, Estates & Rural Land

Working with NFU members

We are proud to be one of the NFU’s legal panel firms, covering Devon & Cornwall but also acting for NFU members across England & Wales.

Supporting NFU members

We realise that in agriculture and rural business there are all the familiar commercial pressures of running a business – but with an extra dimension that comes from operating in a rural setting.

That’s why we offer NFU members a 17.5% discount on our fees, if the work relates to their farming or growing business. We also offer a range of other services to NFU members in conjunction with the NFU such as the Legal Health Check and Contract Checking service.

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Free legal health check

A legal health check can help identify what you need to protect your business, property and personal affairs. To help you meet those challenges, we are pleased to offer a free Legal Health Check for NFU members in Devon and Cornwall. We will meet with you to carry out a free review of your property, business and family interests. You will then receive a report identifying what you might need to put in place to protect your business, property and personal affairs. The 17.5% discount we offer to NFU members will apply to all legal work recommended under the scheme.

Your property interests

  • Ownership options
  • Overview of tenancy agreements such as Farm Business Tenancies, grazing licences and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies
  • Rights of way

Your business structures

  • Farming partnership agreements
  • Contract farming arrangements
  • A review of key contracts

Your personal affairs

  • Succession planning
  • Wills and probate
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

Why choose Foot Anstey?

We understand that agriculture and rural business is highly specialised, bringing its own set of unique commercial and legal challenges that are often quite distinct from those faced in other businesses.

We work collaboratively within the firm and with our clients’ other professional advisers to bring in expertise from all areas of agricultural law, ensuring the best legal and commercial solutions are achieved every time.

No matter your situation, we always look to see things from your perspective on a tailored basis each time and can offer new solutions to what are often old problems.

Meet our team
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Our lawyers are specialists in their areas, committed to finding pragmatic solutions to the challenges you may face. It is vital that you have trusted advisors on board who can work with you to achieve your aims.

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