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Agricultural Dispute Claims

Agricultural or farming disputes occurs when agricultural tenancy, property, contract or shareholder disputes arise for clients. This applies for landowning and agricultural clients which includes farmers, private individuals, charities, trustees and estate owners. Our specialist solicitors who work within the agricultural industry have expert knowledge and years of experience in dealing with farming disputes within the agricultural sector.

What are the types of Agricultural Disputes?

Examples of the kinds of farming disputes we are well equipped to deal with include:

  • Shareholder disputes in the farming business, including disputes concerning promises made about inheriting the farm.
  • Agricultural tenancy disputes.
  • Agricultural property related disputes (e.g. rights of way, boundaries)
  • Nuisance claims (e.g. complaints about noise or smells)
  • Contract disputes (e.g. dispute over milk contracts)
  • Defective product claims (e.g. defective animal feed causing illness, seed failing to germinate, diseased seed)
  • Business disputes and legal disputes (e.g. poor advice by agronomists, solicitors or accountants, negligent veterinary services)
  • Will disputes (e.g. dispute about the validity of wills, or whether the will makes adequate provision for dependents)
  • Debt recovery (our specialist debt recovery team has an excellent track record in recovering payment from debtors)

What type of cases have we handled? Some examples include: 

  • RPA appeals.
  • Recovery of money from company directors personally when a herd of pigs was sold in breach of a debenture.
  • Compensation following supply of mite-infested horse feed.
  • Recovery of compensation for death of dairy cows and loss of milk yield following supply of defective feed.
  • Compensation when OSR seed failed to germinate.
  • Compensation when failure of neighbouring landowner to repair fence led to delayed turnout of cattle (with increased housing costs).
  • Successful appeals against RPA claims to recover overpayment of SPS money.
  • Claim by a stepson for an interest in the farm due to promises made to him, including an injunction to prevent surrender of a tenancy, and settling associated partnership dispute.

How do we approach an Agricultural Dispute Resolution?

We provide expert guidance for farming disputes from the very beginning to help you understand the options open to you, the cost of dealing with the dispute, and what the final result could be. This allows you to choose how to best use your time and money in relation to the dispute.

This may not mean going to a trial as a majority of agricultural disputes never get that far. We look at the best route for you when it comes to farming disputes which may involve negotiation, settlement meetings or commercial mediation in order to resolve the dispute and get you the best possible result.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Today

Our specialist agricultural solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler are based across the firm's offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are well-placed to work with clients across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Wales and beyond.

If you are involved with the NFU and the dispute relates to your farming/growing business, you will be entitled to a 12.5% discount on our normal hourly rate. We can often offer a fixed fee to deal with all or part of the dispute. If you also subscribe to the NFU Legal Assistance Scheme, a grant may be available to cover part of the costs (subject to the terms and conditions of the scheme).

If you are in need of resolving your agricultural dispute on agreeable terms, speak to our agricultural experts today. Call us today or contact us by completing our online enquiry form.

Testimonials

She replied to my emails and concerns almost immediately, including evenings and weekends!

- Mrs E Turner, Hereford

Very easy to contact and talk to.

- Mr N Chamberlain & Mrs Z Chamberlain, Oswestry

Communication surrounding my injury claim was excellent with other departments within the firm.

- Mrs L Dowbiggin, Much Wenlock

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Personal attention. Good advice.

- Mrs C Bhamra, Shrewsbury

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Very good team across many disciplines.

- Woodland Heritage Ltd, Surrey

Direct line to acting solicitor.

- Mr H Williamson, Llansantffrraid

I had requested information and advice from various other solicitors prior to calling Lanyon Bowdler and found that she was the only one to take the time and explain how the Help to Buy ISA worked.

- Mr M Shaw & Miss G Frankfort, Market Drayton

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

The use of clear modern language and presentation with legal jargon kept to a minimum where possible.

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

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