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Welcome to Agriculture

With firm roots in the countryside and its traditions, our approach ensures that we can also deal with the changing face of agriculture and its shifting demands.

Combining experienced lawyers with planning, tax and estates experts, we offer sound, practical advice on a wide range of issues affecting the agricultural sector and the people and businesses who work within it.

As part of a UK Top 100 firm, we can also call on the specialist knowledge of our nationally recognised colleagues to provide a service which is as comprehensive as it is down to earth.2865-wh_awards_winner_logo_283x295

Our broad range of experience across all key business sectors ensures that we take a wider view and provide a co-ordinated approach to all the advice we offer you.

Whether it is agricultural property and estates issues, landlord and tenant matters, tax planning or personal legal services, we can help out.

With agricultural businesses increasingly looking to diversify, our team can also assist in areas such as the energy generation sector and the effects of environmental legislation.

We can also help you negotiate the often tricky pathways of subsidies, quotas and the Basic Payment Scheme.

And when it comes to the practical matters of running an agricultural business, such as employment issues and company or joint venture structures, our down to earth advice is the perfect fit.

Our belief in seeing our clients’ businesses in action means we are always happy to meet you at your premises since we believe in providing advice that is truly relevant to your needs and aspirations rather than delivering set solutions from behind a desk.

When it comes to helping you, we’re always prepared to ‘get our boots dirty’.

Our services include:

For a fresh approach to legal advice for agricultural businesses, please get in touch.

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What our clients say

  • "They've got a good strategic view of what's going on with rural clients."

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Independent verdict

  • "I find working with the firm as a whole very satisfying as they have a multi-disciplinary team to assist with work and clients."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Very attentive and doesn't overcharge - you're a client rather than an invoice."

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  • "As a firm they look after you and go the extra mile."

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  • “Unsurpassable experience and expertise.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • "The team has in-depth expertise across all areas of agricultural law; you can pick up the phone and get the answers."

    Chambers & Partners
  • “Very knowledgeable and spend time explaining matters with no legal jargon."

    Legal 500
  • "The firm is friendly, open and it communicates well."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Respected practice covering rural affairs litigation, arbitration and tribunals, as well as acting on transactions relating to rural land, farms, estates, woodlands and country houses, agricultural subsidies and estate management matters."

    Chambers & Partners
  • “The team at Ward Hadaway occupies a niche in agricultural tenancy law, benefiting from referrals for such work from other firms in the region. Other areas of expertise include farm transactions, renewable energy, land diversification and inheritance tax relief for rural enterprises. The team's contentious work in probate and partnership disputes is highly regarded."

    Chambers & Partners

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