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Welcome to Rural land and estates

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

Combining experienced lawyers and planning experts, we offer sound, practical advice on a wide range of issues affecting the countryside and the people and businesses 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 farmers and 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 Single Farm Payment.

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

We also recognise the fact that many countryside concerns have families at the heart of them so our advisory line-up includes experts on wills and trusts and family and matrimonial issues.

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.

Our services include advice on:

For a fresh approach to countryside legal advice, please get in touch.

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Independent verdict

  • “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
  • "As a firm, it really looks after its clients - it really is exceptional. The lawyers go out of their way."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Clients highlight that the team is 'very reliable and capable on a wide variety of matters'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • “The team at Ward Hadaway stands out for its ‘adaptability and willingness to change its approach on a case-by-case basis’."

    Legal 500

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