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

Cerith Rees

Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Katherine Ellis

Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution & Charities and Communities

Gareth Burge

Director, Corporate

Shane Miller

Director and Head of Family Law Department

Contact

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

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Our latest news and events

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Listing in prestigious legal wealth guide for top Thursfields lawyer

A top lawyer at Thursfields Solicitors has been included in a prestigious national legal guide that highlights top professional advisers for wealthy clients. Ruth Baker, an associate director in the Wills & Estates department in Thursfields’s Worcester office, is one of just two lawyers ranked in the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide from the…

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13/07/2020

Thursfields transforms working practices to deliver during COVID-19

Enthusiastic staff willing to revolutionise working practices and embrace true flexible working have helped Thursfields Solicitors continue services for all clients during COVID-19. The pandemic has seen all 150 employees at the leading Midlands law firm switch from being based in six offices spread across the region to remote working. Julia Warrilow, finance and operations…

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