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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.

06/10/2020

Thursfields backs call to support our sheep farmers | Agricultural Law

Thursfields Solicitors is backing a national campaign to persuade the Government to make better use of British wool. The National Sheep Association, which is based in Malvern, is promoting a petition which would make it mandatory to use British wool products in the New Home Insulation Scheme and for insulation and carpeting in publicly-financed building…

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Jon Clifford
Director, Agricultural and Rural Affairs

Jon is a seasoned litigator, acting mostly for farmers, land owners, and rural businesses. His understanding of his clients’ unique needs, together with a practical approach to disputes, often manages resolution without recourse to the courts. He has been described as “Calm and sensible” (Legal 500 2017) which he considers to be far more flattering than aggressive, passionate or zealous!

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

Laura Smith

Senior Associate Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Cerith Rees

Associate 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

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