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Agricultural law

At Lodders, our team of agriculture solicitors is one of the largest in the Midlands and South West and, most importantly, understands how the countryside works. We have strong ties with the agricultural community and we are actively involved in the sector. Each solicitor in Lodders’ agricultural law team advises clients on a wide variety of matters, so whether you are buying a country house or planning to leave your farming business to the next generation, we have the specialist knowledge to help. We are all members of the Agricultural Law Association and we work closely with the Country Land and Business Association. This helps us to keep our clients informed on new legislation and policy, as the sector continues to experience rapid change.

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Lodders’ legal services for farmers, land owners and rural businesses include:

  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Biodiversity net gain and biodiversity offsetting
  • Agricultural holdings; tenancies and succession
  • Farming business sale and purchase
  • Farming business structure; partnerships, companies, share farming and contract farming
  • Succession planning and restructuring
  • Rural planning, including CLEUDs and agricultural occupancy restrictions
  • Renewable energy and solar panels
  • Environmental issues
  • Private rights of way and access to land
  • Highways and rights of way
  • Boundary and title issues
  • Clawback and options
  • Agri-business and the Common Agricultural Policy
  • Employment and assured agricultural occupancies
  • Agricultural tribunals, arbitration and dispute resolution

As a farming business, it is important to have succession plans in place to protect the future. Click here for our ‘health check’ and see how future-proof your farm business is – and how the team at Lodders can help you to protect it.

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Our agriculture team is led by James Spreckley, and brings a breadth of expertise – together with real-life experience – across a broad spread of agricultural law and rural business matters.

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Agricultural law – take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information.

All aspects of agricultural law including Farm sales and purchases, Biodiversity matters,
Agricultural holdings; tenancies and succession, Farming business sale and purchase, Farming business structure; partnerships, companies, share farming and contract farming, Succession planning and restructuring. Rural planning, including CLEUDs and agricultural occupancy restrictions,
Renewable energy and solar panels, Environmental issues, Private rights of way and access to land,
Highways, Boundary and title issues, Clawback and options, Agri-business and the Common Agricultural Policy, Employment and assured agricultural occupancies, Agricultural tribunals, arbitration and dispute resolution.

Each solicitor in Lodders’ agricultural law team advises clients on a wide variety of matters, so whether you are buying a country house or planning to leave your farming business to the next generation, we have the specialist knowledge to help. All the team are members of the Agricultural Law Association, and we work closely with the Country Land and Business Association. This enables us to keep our clients up to speed on new legislation and policy, as the sector continues to experience rapid change.

The Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession recognises us as one of the most highly respected agricultural teams in England. In addition to this, James Spreckley, Ian Flavell, Mark Miller, and Jane Senior were all recognised in the 2019 West Midlands Agriculture and Estates Legal 500 rankings, with the firm listed as ‘top tier’.

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