With our strong links to the farming community and long history of advising farmers, land owners and rural businesses, we have a depth of expertise in Agricultural Law and Rural Estates.
From Agricultural Tenancies, Farm Business Structures, Property Law through to Succession and Tax Planning our team of specialists can provide legal support and pro-active advice.
Through our special links with associated Law Practices and Consultants we can also help with Employment Law issues, Welsh Government Prosecutions, Environmental Law, Wind Farms and Planning Laws.
We often run Seminars and Farm Succession Surgeries in conjunction with the NFU, FUW , CLA and Farming Connect and we are pleased to offer a bilingual service for agricultural legal work
Head of Department, Caryl Vaughan, is one of the few highly qualified Agricultural Law specialists in the country having been awarded the Fellow of Agricultural Law Association in 2009.
Our specialist solicitors have a wealth of practical experience and can provide you with pragmatic legal advice on all property matters. We understand the needs of rural businesses and the needs of those working and living in rural areas.
We can advise on:
- Farm Sales and purchases.
- Partitioning and sale of land.
- Agricultural and other tenancies.
- Grant of Easements.
- Boundary Disputes and other related disputes.
- Grazing Licenses and ‘Tack Agreements’
- Claims arising under the 1986 Agricultural Holdings Act
Managing a farm business successfully is one thing; preserving it for the next generation is another.
Changes in agricultural property relief 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 Wills and use of Trusts.
We provide specialist advice to farmers and land owners in relation to Agricultural Property Relief and Inheritance Tax and related matters.
We have successfully challenged HMRC in several cases where Agricultural Property Relief was in dispute, thereby saving our clients thousands of pounds in Inheritance Tax.
We also undertake lifetime planning which can include intervivos gifts to the next generation and business structure reviews using Trusts to minimise the impact of Inheritance Tax on farms and estates.
Capital Gains Tax
Our specialist Solicitors work with you and your Accountants to minimise the effect of Capital Gains Tax wherever possible using appropriate reliefs.
We can advise you on Trusts and other business structures, particularly in relation to partitioning of farms and associated matters.
Animals don’t always behave and machines don’t always work! Inevitably things do go 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.