Agricultural Law

Agricultural Lawyers for Farm Owners


A farming business will often involve more than one member of a family - and indeed, many farms involve the whole family. So legal issues around personal circumstances and finance can have a major impact on the business itself.

Private client and personal law involves things like wills and trusts, planning for old age, inheritance tax planning and Lasting Power of Attorney agreements.

So if you, or a member of your family, is getting married, getting divorced, or having to plan for the care of an elderly member of the family, our experienced agricultural law solicitors will be able to help you through the process.


There are a wide range of circumstances where our agriculture specialists have helped families through quite complex legal procedures. Common issues we deal with include:

  • My wife may need to go into care, how will that affect the farm?
  • My husband is becoming frail and is starting to rely on me to look after his affairs.
  • Can they take the farm off me to pay for nursing home fees?
  • I want to reduce my estate for inheritance tax purposes.
  • I’m worried about inheritance tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  • My son’s marriage has broken down and I’m worried about his inheritance going to his wife.
  • My father has died, how do I deal with the business ownership?


Whatever situation you may be facing, talking to an experience agriculture specialist is an excellent starting point. The solicitors in the agriculture team are approachable and down to earth, and with many being from a farming background themselves, they understand where you’re coming from.

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

Please call 0800 652 3371, or use the online enquiry form and a member of the team will get in touch with you directly.

The Word!Client Testimonials

  • "The way that everything was explained clearly and in 'non legal terms' - totally reassuring!"

    Mrs Piccioni - London
  • "Attention to the smallest details"

    Mr Stott - Cumbria
  • "Brian Evans' understanding of animal feed issues"

    Blue Chip Feed Limited - Sheffield