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.

08/04/2020

New Hand Sanitiser Brand for Herefordshire Business

A Herefordshire bottling and packaging business is branching out to make its own brand of hand sanitiser. With hand sanitiser in short supply in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the family-owned firm in Bromyard has launched its own Two Cousins brand. Marches Bottling and Packaging has already had a substantial order from Herefordshire Council…

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Key team member

Jon Clifford
Director, Agricultural and Rural Affairs

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Team

Jon Clifford

Director, Agricultural and Rural Affairs

Tony Gibb

Director, Commercial Property

Julian Field

Director, Residential Conveyancing

John McLean

Senior Associate Solicitor, Telecoms & Commercial Property

Ruth Baker

Associate Director, Wills & Estates

Laura Smith

Associate Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Cerith Rees

Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Gareth Burge

Director, Corporate

Shane Miller

Director and Head of Family Law Department

Katherine Ellis

Senior Associate Solicitor, Charities and Communities

Contact

Give us a call and we’ll get you to the right office and person to help you with your requirements.

T. 0345 20 73 72 8 T. 0345 20 73 72 8

Our latest news and events

16/09/2020

How to protect your business if you face divorce

When people get married, they always hope to live ‘happily ever after,’ but many marriages sadly end in divorce. Although divorces are always difficult for everyone involved, they can become that much more difficult when one or both spouses own a business. Your business is probably very important to you and you no doubt will…

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15/09/2020

Settlement Agreements – What Employers need to know

Settlement Agreements are often used to bring an employment relationship to an end where a mutual parting of ways is preferred over a compulsory dismissal. It is a legally binding contract between an employee and employer which usually gives the employee money in return for their agreement not to sue the employer.  Settlement Agreements can…

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