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Farming & Agriculture Law Solicitors
Lawyers at the heart of the farming industry
If you run a farm or have any agricultural business interests, you will face a whole set of legal issues which can be quite specific to your sector. The specialist Farming & Agriculture Team at Fishers has extensive experience of handling the legalities of rural business affairs and we have strong, long standing relationships with local land agents and other professionals within the farming industry.
Each rural business is different which is why we always seek to gain a thorough understanding of your particular farming affairs before applying our skills to find a suitable solution. With strong commercial experience across the team, we can provide tailored legal advice to match your business goals, adding real value to your enterprise.
Our agricultural lawyers are well regarded for their expertise in a wide range of services including advice and guidance on buying and selling agricultural land and property, Alternative Land Uses, Grazing Licences, Adverse Possession issues and Telecom Leases & Wayleaves. We can also advise you on all areas of commercial law relevant to your business.
Many of our clients are family farms, so as well as advising them on business matters, we also regularly assist with succession planning, as well as Wills, probate and trusts.
We have been relied upon by generations of farming families to handle their legal affairs reliably and cost effectively, helping them to prosper and advance their business through good times and bad.
Our farming and agricultural law services in Tamworth & Ashby de la Zouch
We offer a full range of legal services for farm business and agricultural enterprises throughout the Midlands and further afield.
Agricultural business law
Our Commercial Law team can advise you on all of the standard business issues new and existing agricultural businesses need to deal with, helping to ensure your business is on a sound footing and that you are complying with all relevant legislation.
We can offer expert legal guidance on issues such as starting a business and business structures, partnership agreements, employment law, terms and conditions of sale and supply, business finance, regulatory advice and agricultural business dispute resolution.
Farm business tenancies & licences
We can assist with applications and any other issues relating to various types of farm business tenancies and licences, including:
- Farm Business Tenancies under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995
- 1986 Act Agricultural Tenancies (also known as Full Agricultural Tenancies (FATs) or Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies (AHAs))
- Grazing Licences
- Assured Agricultural Occupancy for agricultural workers
- Fishing leases and licence agreements
- Agricultural tenancy dispute resolution
Agricultural property law
Our Commercial Property team have strong experience will all types of agricultural property issues, so can offer clear, pragmatic advice and support for all of your property needs.
Whether you are buying or selling property, need to secure finance against agricultural property, require assistance with adverse possession or are dealing with any other agricultural property issues, we have the expertise to help efficiently and reliably facilitate your plans.
Agricultural land use & development
We can provide experienced advice for all areas of agricultural land use and development, including telecom leases and wayleaves, renewable energy projects and various alternative land uses. We can also advise you on all issues connected to property development on agricultural land, including planning issues, land sales, land-sale overage and conditional sale agreements.
Succession planning for farms & agricultural businesses
Many of the agricultural businesses we work with are family-owned and run, often having been in the same family for generations. Succession planning is therefore an essential part of securing the business for the future, with many important issues to consider.
Our succession planning team can offer expert advice on issues such as who should inherit, inheritance tax and providing for any family members not directly involved in the business.
Wills, probate & estate administration for family agricultural businesses
Our Wills, Trusts & Probate team can advise you on all of the issues involved in planning for the future of your estate, including creating a Will, setting up trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. We can also guide you through probate and estate administration, making things easier at what can be a very difficult time.
Why choose Fishers Solicitors for farming and agricultural law?
Fishers Director Ian Riley has strong experience advising farming and agricultural businesses on all areas of the law, with particular expertise in development projects, landlord and tenant matters, properties held in trust and various other areas of agricultural property law.
David Sketchley is a highly respected solicitor in the area of agricultural law with decades of experience handling matters including high value and complex farm sales, rural planning issues, partnerships and succession planning
Fishers Director John Gillions is our head of Tax, Trusts, Wills and Probate and has extensive experience advising farming and agricultural businesses on a wide range of issues related to succession planning, tax planning, Wills, probate and estate administration. John is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a Chartered Tax Advisor. He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
We have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation in recognition of the high quality of our practice management and client care.
Fishers Solicitors is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.
Get in touch with our expert farming and agricultural law solicitors in Tamworth and Ashby de la Zouch
For commercially astute legal advice tailored to your needs, please contact the specialist farming and agricultural law solicitors at your local Fishers office in Tamworth or Ashby de la Zouch, or simply request a call back.