Navigating the field with Woodfines: Your Expert Agricultural Solicitors
With complexities in land ownership, changing regulations, and the challenges of succession planning, today’s agribusinesses require sound legal advice and a partner who understands the intricacies of the agricultural sector. Woodfines’ Agribusiness and Rural Property teams have a deep-rooted knowledge of agricultural law, and we are committed to guiding you through these intricacies with a personal approach, as unique as your business. Our comprehensive services are designed to assist you in all aspects of your agricultural business.
Our comprehensive services are designed to assist you in all aspects of your agricultural business.
Farm Business Tenancies & Agricultural Holdings and Tenancies
We provide expert advice on creating, renewing and terminating farm business tenancies, as well as navigating the complex tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1966.
Farming Partnership Agreements
Our team of specialist agricultural solicitors can help you draft, review and negotiate farming partnership agreements, ensuring your business structures are legally sound and optimised for the future
Management Contracting & Share Farming
Whether you're considering a management contract or looking at share farming options, we offer advice based on extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of agricultural law and business.
Sale & Acquisition of Farms & Farmland
From assessing the measures to be taken before a property goes to market to the sale or purchase transaction itself, our team guides clients through every step of the sales and acquisition process, ensuring our clients a smooth, seamless experience.
Sporting Rights & Grazing Agreements
We can assist with negotiating and drafting sporting rights and grazing agreements, protecting your interests while maximising the value of your land.
Common Agricultural Policy Reforms
As the agricultural sector adjusts to new CAP reforms, our team can help you understand these changes and strategise accordingly.
Land Issues (Pipelines, Telecommunications Sites, Wayleaves)
We provide clear advice on resolving diverse land issues like pipeline easements, telecommunications sites, and wayleaves.
Redundant Farm Buildings for Business Use
Our team can help you explore and navigate the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the conversion of redundant farm buildings for other business uses helping you to diversify.
Sale & Acquisition of Farming & Agribusiness Companies
We offer specialist advice and support for selling and acquiring farming and agribusiness companies, ensuring your transactions are strategically sound and legally compliant.
Minerals, Waste, & Common Land:
Our experienced team can guide you through the legal complexities surrounding minerals, waste management, and issues related to common land.
Employment Law Issues
From employee contracts to dispute resolution, our employment law specialists can handle all employment-related legal matters within your agricultural business.
Regulatory Law, Including Road Transport Matters
We advise on various regulatory issues, ensuring your business complies with all relevant laws and regulations, including road transport matters.
Private Client Issues, Including Wills, LPAs, and Succession Planning
We provide sensitive and comprehensive advice on a wide range of personal client issues, including drafting wills, setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), and strategic succession planning to secure the future of your agricultural business.
At Woodfines, the key to effective legal counsel is a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. This understanding allows us to tailor our approach to meet your specific needs, whether by organising a team to handle the sale or purchase of a large farming company or by an individual lawyer carrying out a land transfer or addressing an employment-related or regulatory issue.
We understand that rural property goes beyond the business envelope, so we aim to provide individual solutions and serve the agricultural and rural communities by working closely with other professionals on a long-term basis. We work hand in hand with your accountants and land agents and can deal with all property-related issues and general legal problems and can provide support with tax problems.