Julie Robinson
We are specialists in agricultural law.

Agriculture Law

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. We provide practical and targeted advice and strive to stay more than a few steps ahead of the game when it comes to wide-ranging policy and legislative changes. To help us do that we run an internal agri-academy, and we make sure our team members are out and about at agricultural conferences and other sector events.

Our agriculture team enjoys a national reputation, and is highlighted in leading legal directories such as the Legal 500 and Chambers. We are consistently ranked in the top tiers for agricultural and estates work.

With experts in property, development, planning, energy, tax, corporate and commercial, family law, employment and dispute resolution, 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 such as share farming, producer organisations, poultry production and the way the farm subsidy regime impacts farm structures and cropping arrangements.  

And we 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, the Wash Frontagers Group and the Future of Farming Review group. We are delighted to be a corporate sponsor of the Worshipful Company of Farmers, the influential Oxford Farming Conference and other national and regional events.

Geography is no bar to the work we do. Whilst we have offices in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire, our agricultural clients are based all over the country. 

We can help with

  • Farm business tenancies
  • Agricultural Holdings Act successions and tribunal applications
  • Direct payment schemes, environmental schemes and the impact of Brexit
  • Agricultural supply contracts
  • Employment, foreign and 'gang' labour
  • Tax, trusts and succession planning for families and estates
  • 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

For updates, have a look at our agriblog and follow the agriculture team on Twitter: @Roythornes_Ag 

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