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.

16/01/2020

Lease / Licence / Lost for Good?

This note is in relation to a change in the law that happened almost 25 years ago and therefore one doesn’t expect to come across it too often today; and yet I’ve been asked to advise on three in the past few months so, clearly, the problem is still out there. I’m talking about occupation…

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Key team member

Jon Clifford
Director, Agricultural and Rural Affairs

01905 730 486
E. jclifford@thursfields.co.uk

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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

Lauren Bryan

Chartered Legal Executive, Property Litigation

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.

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

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