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Roythornes is one of the top agricultural law practices in the country. We ‘get’ farming and understand the pressures our clients have to contend with.
Our Agriculture team enjoys a national reputation and is highlighted in leading legal directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. We offer the agricultural sector and landed estates an across-the-board service, but what makes us stand out as agricultural experts is that we are up to speed on specialist areas including share farming, producer organisations, poultry production and the way the farm subsidy regime impacts farm structures and cropping arrangements.
We also want to see the sector thrive. That means speaking up for it and getting involved in government consultations, working groups, and sector initiatives such as Water Resources East, and the Wash Frontagers Group . We are delighted to be a Corporate Sponsor of the Worshipful Company of Farmers, the influential Oxford Farming Conference and many other national and regional events.
How we can help you
- Farm business tenancies
- Agricultural Holdings Act successions and tribunal applications
- Direct payment schemes, environmental schemes and the impact of Brexit
- Agri-tech project advice
- Agricultural supply contracts
- Employment, foreign and 'gang' labour
- Tax, trusts and succession planning for families and estates
- Wills and probate
- Farming partnerships
- Pre-nuptial agreements and farming divorces
- Prosecutions by Trading Standards, the HSE, the Environment Agency and the FSA
- Specialist cropping and seasonal arrangements
- Joint ventures, mergers, de-mergers and farm businesses structures
- Producer organisations and marketing co-operatives
- Land sales and purchases
- Contract farming and share farming
- Sustainable energy projects
- Planning, diversification and development
- Sporting rights
- Rights of way and boundary disputes
- Environmental and food law
- Common land
- Equine law
- Animal welfare
Examples of our work
- Advising members of a farming co-operative on the implications of a natural capital agreement funded by a consortium of food chain companies.
- Acting in an agreement to surrender parcels of Agricultural Holdings Act tenanted land for development and biodiversity net gain.
- Purchasing a 400-acre arable farm in North Nottinghamshire. This deal involved complexities in the transaction arising from the presence of four farm cottages (occupied under various tenures), third party sporting rights and wind turbines.