Sectors

Agricultural and
Rural Affairs

Covering Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, the members of our Agricultural and Rural Affairs team are committed to delivering the best advice and support to individuals and businesses in the rural community.

Our dedicated sector approach to Agricultural & Rural Affairs means that we understand the often complex nature of farming and rural businesses, and what really matters to you.
Whether advising traditionally-run family farming partnerships, rural Estates or related businesses, our focus is always on providing hands on, pragmatic and commercial advice alongside excellent customer service.

We are able to offer advice and assistance on:

Agricultural property transactions and agreements, including freehold, leasehold, tenancies, licences, rights and easements.

Specialist agricultural occupancy advice, covering Agricultural Holdings, Farm Business Tenancies, and share farming agreements.

Farm and rural business structures (e.g. partnership, LLP or incorporation).

Agricultural property disputes, such as landlord and tenant, boundaries, rights of way, easements, covenants and neighbour disputes.

Rural disputes to include trespass, breach of contract and professional negligence claims.

Succession planning, inheritance tax planning and trust creation and administration.

Inheritance and will disputes to include proprietary estoppel and claims by disappointed beneficiaries.

Pre nuptial agreements, farming divorce, separation and the distribution of assets.

Employment, HR advice and support when dealing with agricultural workers.

Equine law, including livery agreements, disputes, licensing and sponsorship agreements.

Commercial supply agreements for live, dead stock and commodity products.

Personal injury and medical and clinical negligence claims.

Diversification projects such as commercial builds, holiday lets and retail premises.

Renewable energy schemes.

24/02/2020

Dispute over £6 million farm inheritance | Wills and estates

Crucial advice from Thursfields Family members made promises as youngsters to inherit farm estates need specialist legal advice to help gather evidence crucial to their case, according to Thursfields Solicitors. The advice from the leading Midlands law firm comes after a court heard how a farmer is being sued by his mother in a bitter…

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Jon Clifford
Director, Agricultural and Rural Affairs

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Jon Clifford

Director, Agricultural and Rural Affairs

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