Our Agricultural Law Team

Steven Mcgrath

Jason Sidney

Jade Westhead

Agricultural Law

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    Agricultural Law Department

    The Agricultural Department at Rudlings not only boasts a wealth of knowledge and expertise developed over many years of involvement with rural and agricultural affairs but places an emphasis on fostering meaningful relationships. We understand that farming and agriculture are integral components of our local community, and we deeply appreciate that the challenges confronting our clients extend beyond those traditionally encountered by farming families.

    In recognising the demands of operating a modern and profitable farming business, we understand the significance of cultivating strong relationships. What sets our team apart is our intimate understanding of the agricultural landscape, as members of our dedicated team come from diverse rural backgrounds themselves. This unique perspective enables us to provide comprehensive insights and tailored solutions.

    Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, marked by dynamic shifts in legislation and economic pressures, our commitment to building enduring partnerships stands as a testament to our dedication to the rural community and profession. By drawing on the collective expertise of team members with hands-on experience, we aim to provide solutions that address the challenges faced by our clients in today’s complex business environment.

    Our Clients

    We have longstanding relationships with farmers, tenant farmers, landowners, smallholders, agricultural businesses, and agents across East Anglia.

    We are proud to have team members who are part of the Agricultural Law Association and Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association amongst numerous other rural organisations.

    Areas we Cover

    We have offices in Thetford, Brandon, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich but our solicitors are based across Norfolk and Suffolk. This allows us to operate from surrounding areas including Diss, Hadleigh, Holt, Kings Lynn, Newmarket and more.

    Our Services

    Our specialism includes buying and selling farms and agricultural land, but goes far beyond this. Agricultural law can be a complex and taxing area, spanning property, partnerships, succession and planning for the future. Our services include:

    • Agricultural tenancies including AHA tenancies, and farm business tenancies
    • Finance and Re-Financing
    • Farm acquisitions and disposals
    • Employment
    • Planning and Planning Issues
    • Partnership Agreements
    • Company and Corporate, including incorporations and shareholder agreements
    • Diversification
    • Basic payment scheme, delinked payments and the future of subsidies
    • Rights of way and Easements
    • Water Abstraction and Irrigation
    • Grazing Licences
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Sporting rights, shooting leases and licences
    • Wills and Tax Planning
    • Joint venture and collaborative agreements
    • Trust creation, management and dissolution
    • Succession Planning
    • Licences and Agreements

    Contact one of our dedicated agricultural solicitors today for personalised assistance tailored to meet your specific requirements.