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Agriculture and estates

Whether you are an owner of rural land, or whether you are buying or selling a single field or a large estate, you need lawyers who have dedicated expertise in agricultural law. We have the resources of a large team and support in a range of specialisms to ensure that all aspects of your transaction are considered and dealt with successfully and efficiently.

Whatever your requirements, we can help you. Our team acts for a wide range of clients and many sectors so whether you are a landowner or a tenant, a farmer, a farming partnership or a farming company, a lender, a charity or an institutional or foreign investor, a mineral company or a utility company, or any other organisation dealing with rural land, we can assist you.

Our wealth of experience will be used for your benefit. We are experts in:

  • Buying and selling rural land, farms and estates
  • Water irrigation and reservoirs
  • Farm tenancies
  • Entitlements and EU payment schemes
  • Telecommunication masts
  • Wind farms
  • Minerals
  • Succession and tax planning
  • Restructuring of farm businesses
  • Agricultural arbitration and tribunals
  • Renewable and green energies

These matters are only part of the range of services that we provide and we would be only too pleased to discuss your requirements with you.

Our team, which is one of the largest in the UK, will provide you with a dedicated group of lawyers to give you a personal and tailored service so that you always know who to turn to. Our team comprises of three partners, a consultant and over 20 lawyers to help you deal with the complexities of agricultural law. You will also have access to a range of specialists in agricultural/property litigation, employment, pensions, tax, planning and corporate matters ensuring you get a complete service.

Because of the range of the work we do for farmers and other landowners, our team is top rated by Chambers UK and Legal 500. Legal 500 states that we are “the kings of landed estates in East Anglia” while Chambers UK notes that we are able to “assemble a bespoke team to suit the needs of [our] institutional, public utility and educational clients, which include Oxford and Cambridge colleges”. Our lead partner, Michael Aubrey, is credited by clients as being “proactive, commercially aware and pragmatic” and the team overall is praised for being a “strong and diverse rural team” by Legal 500.

Contact Michael Aubrey, Sally Graham or Amanda Tagg for more information.

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