Agricultural Disputes.

Land Disputes, Farming Disputes & 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 include 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.

Our Agricultural Dispute Expertise

Lanyon Bowdler is a specialist agricultural law firm, with years of experience dealing with agricultural disputes and coming to resolutions that protect the interests of all parties involved. Contact us today to assess your case.

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. a 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.

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What our clients say.

Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
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Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Excellent legal advice on water extraction licence.

Elizabeth Morris
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Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Not only professional, but super fast.

Raj
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin
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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 contribution 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.

We are one of the most recognised law firms in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Mid and North Wales. We offer a wide range of pricing options including fixed fees and service level guarantees.

As a leading law firm, we regularly act for clients across England and Wales on agricultural disputes.

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Andrew Pegg
Andrew Pegg
Partner
Commercial Dispute Resolution | Disputes & Court Claims
Claire Yardley
Claire Yardley
Partner
Commercial Dispute Resolution | Disputes & Court Claims
Nicola Davies
Nicola Davies
Solicitor
Commercial Dispute Resolution | Disputes & Court Claims
Katie Baker
Katie Baker
Associate Solicitor
Commercial Dispute Resolution | Disputes & Court Claims
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