Farming Businesses

We advise on all property issues facing farmers and farming businesses. The wider firm also assists with all legal aspects of running your business, family affairs, tax and succession matters.

Our agricultural solicitors can help you with buying and selling farms and land, specifically addressing:

  • Access to the public highway
  • Boundary issues
  • BPS entitlements and their transfer
  • Early entry for crop cultivation or holdover for existing crops
  • ELS & HLS and other grant schemes
  • Employment issues
  • Partitions if land is being retained
  • Planning issues
  • Private water supply issues
  • Sporting rights

Selling a farm

Once you have decided to sell your farm you will instruct both your selling agent and your solicitor to work closely to ensure that all aspects of the sale are considered prior to marketing. We can help with:

  • Boundary considerations for the sale brochure
  • Preparing the legal pack to help the sale go smoothly once a buyer is found
  • Ironing out any issues that would be a concern to a buyer
  • Helping with option or overage rights and rights of ‘first refusal’
  • Consideration of BPS Entitlements and schemes
  • Access to crops or storage needed after the sale has completed
  • Providing for a farm equipment auction before the sale has completed
  • Planning documentation
  • Land not being sold that requires rights over the remainder being sold
  • Tax mitigation

Whatever your circumstances, we will guide you to a successful completion and ensure that all aspects are considered. For expert advice when it comes to your farming business, contact our agricultural solicitors on 0800 2800 421.

Meet the team

Marcus Thorpe

Partner

Grainne Alen-Buckley

Partner

Amanda Inch

Partner

Rebecca Gillard

Associate

Sabrina Sleeman-Hiscock

Solicitor

Robert Oliver

Solicitor

Richard Thomas

Trainee Solicitor