With our strong links to the farming community and history of advising land owners, farmers and businesses, we have a depth of expertise in Agricultural Law and Estates.
From Agricultural Tenancies, Farm Business Structures, Property Law through to Tax and Succession our team of specialists can provide legal support and pro-active advice.
We act for farmers and estate owners across a diverse area – throughout the whole of North and Mid Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, Anglesey, Mid Wales, Derbyshire and Hampshire. We can also help with Employment Law issues, DEFRA Prosecutions, Environmental Law, Wind Farms and Planning through our special links with Associated Law Practices and our Consultants.
We offer a bilingual service for agricultural legal work. We often run Seminars in conjunction with the Country Land and Business Association and Menter a Busnes in the North Wales area.
Agriculture & Equine –
We are able to provide advice and assistance relating to all agricultural and related matters including:-
Farm Leases and Tenancies
Milk Quota and Single Farm Payment Subsidy sales and lease arrangements
Claims arising from the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986
Agricultural Tenancies and the grant of Farm Business Tenancies
Breed recognition and regulation by the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
We can also provide advice and assistance regarding the business of farming and how best to manage this – whether as a sole farmer or in partnership or as a limited company.
Managing a farm business successfully is one thing; preserving it for the next generation is another. Changes in agricultural property reliefs for Inheritance Tax can have devastating effects on a farm business. We can provide expert advice regarding capital taxation and appropriate reliefs and we can help to structure your business to take maximum advantage of the prevailing reliefs and allowances. We can also help you to plan for the future by Will and the use of Trusts.
Equine Matters Whether your interest in horses is recreational or as a business we can provide all the legal assistance you require. We have experience of equine breed recognition and registration under EC legislation and can assist in dealings with DEFRA relating to such matters. We can also help with contractual matters such as the sale, lease or loan of horses, the licensing of stallions, the professional schooling and training of horses and the provision of riding tuition. Most contractual arrangements involving horses involve some risk and many carry substantial potential liabilities arising from the risk of injury to riders and other members of the public. It is always sensible to obtain expert advice regarding such risks and how best to protect yourself from liability.
Horses are animals and not machines! Inevitably things to do wrong and accidents do happen. It is always better to avoid problems wherever possible by the use of professionally prepared documents but when things do go wrong our highly qualified Litigation Department can help to resolve those problems whether by negotiation or through the courts.
Our Conveyancing Team
Select from one of our qualified Solicitors to help you with your legal issue