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Farmers, Landowners, Food Producers and other Agribusinesses – what do your lawyers do for you?

We provide invaluable support and professional guidance to many agricultural businesses, estates and those involved the food supply chain at every step of the journey.  We also provide advice on personal matters affecting those involved in agriculture and rural business.

Our success stems from the fact that we offer an excellent standard of service and sound commercial advice, combined with our enthusiasm and first-hand knowledge of the sector, which isn’t always the case with other agricultural solicitors.

With an ever-changing landscape, businesses operating in the agriculture, food and rural business sectors are always coming up against new (and old) challenges.  We can be with you every step of the way to assist you during the Field to Fork journey whether you’re involved in food production, processing, preparation, preservation, packaging, marketing, transporting, certification or all of these things!

You may find that you need help setting up a partnership or limited company; acquiring a business; entering into a joint venture; financing or re-financing your business; entering into commercial arrangements; setting up employment relationships; dealing with employee issues; avoiding illegal working; buying, selling, leasing or surrendering land; tenancy negotiations; entering, exiting or claiming under the subsidy or countryside stewardship schemes; complying with health and safety requirements or meeting sector standards (such as Red Tractor).  We can help you to navigate these issues so you can focus on what matters to you and your business.

We acknowledge the close relationships which are built within these sectors and the need for us to be part of your team.  Our agri lawyers pride themselves on being approachable, thorough and commercial – nothing is too much trouble, we want to get to know your business and become part of your team.

 

How we can help

Corporate & Commercial

  • Partnership and shareholder agreements, whether family or non-family
  • Formation of companies and limited liability partnerships
  • Share farming, contractor and joint venture agreements
  • Finance agreements
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Contracts with growers/suppliers/clients/third parties

Employment & Immigration

  • Employment contracts and handbooks
  • Day to day employee management
  • Employment law issues
  • Avoiding illegal working
  • Immigration issues and sponsorship

Wealth Preservation & Private Client

  • Succession planning
  • Wills and powers of attorney
  • Trusts

Real Estate

  • Purchasing and selling farms, agricultural land and estates
  • Drafting of leases, licences and farm business tenancies
  • Drafting of deeds of easements and wayleaves
  • Strategic land
  • Sporting and mineral rights
  • Renewable energy
  • Planning
  • Advice relating to subsidies and management schemes

Disputes

  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Land and property-based disputes, including breach of covenant claims, rights of way and, drainage and boundary issues
  • Drafting and service of notices to quit

Compliance

  • Health and safety at work
  • Groceries Code Adjudicator and advice on ‘farm to fork’ assurance schemes
Testimonials
Testimonials

“Clare Harris provides me with an excellent service. What makes it stand out, is the personal approach, she is always fully up to speed with what is going on and crucially, remembers everything from previous discussions. Her advice is always considered and well worth listening to. Her willingness to embrace video calls has made our meetings efficient and effective. An absolute delight to work with, I recommend her highly.”

(The Legal 500 )




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