Commercial Law in Agriculture.

Commercial Law for Farming and Commercial Agriculture.

Farming is a way of life, but it’s also a business – and a very tough business at that.

It’s important to have an experienced team of agricultural solicitors with expert legal advice on hand who can guide you through the various commercial law issues and legal regulations that come your way.

There are numerous reasons for needing agricultural law, expert advice during the course of running a farming business, whether it’s an agreement with another farm to share machinery or agricultural vehicles, to taking your son or daughter into partnership in the business.

Then there are the various diversification activities that many farmers are now turning to, which could require advice about business contracts, as well as renewable energy projects, including solar panels and biodigesters.

Many of the solicitors in Lanyon Bowdler’s agricultural team are from a farming background themselves, so understand the pressures of the industry. As a firm, we are proud of our approachable and down-to-earth style and won’t bamboozle you with legal jargon.

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Commercial Law Services

So what sort of legal services do farming businesses need? Some of the most common services our agriculture specialists deal with are:

  • Business and family structures
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Collaborative farming structures
  • Commercial tenancies
  • Crop damage and financial difficulties
  • Cropping licences
  • Estate and farm business structures
  • Farming companies
  • Farming tenancies
  • Landlord and tenant agreements and contracts
  • Mergers, de-mergers and reconstructions of agricultural businesses
  • Agricultural tenancies
  • Producer organisations and cooperatives
  • Renewable energy projects
  • The Single Farm Payment Scheme
  • Telecommunications
  • Specialist licenses and sugar beet initiatives
  • Sporting rights
  • Subsidies and European law
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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

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Lanyon Bowdler have established offices with expert teams of agricultural solicitors in Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Telford, and Conwy.

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 farming and agriculture issues.

For more information about how we can advise you on all areas of agricultural law, speak to our experts today.

Please get in touch by calling or complete the online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you.

Accreditations

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Our people

Meet the team.

Gráinne Walters
Gráinne Walters
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
David Ashcroft
David Ashcroft
Consultant
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Leisure & Tourism
Edward Burrell
Edward Burrell
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Leisure & Tourism | Education
Nicholas Bridgewater
Nicholas Bridgewater
Trainee Solicitor
Corporate Law
Cecilia Wong
Cecilia Wong
Solicitor
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Abi Croft
Abi Croft
Solicitor
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Jennifer Edwards
Jennifer Edwards
Associate Solicitor
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Zoe Roberts
Zoe Roberts
Associate Solicitor
Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Corporate Law
Knowledge

Latest knowledge.

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Stewart Smith • 21 May 2024
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We found the team to be exceptionally knowledgeable and efficient in resolving any problems quickly....
Edward Burrell • 19 Jan 2024
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Agricultural Tenancies and Succession – Steven Corfield and Susan Grazier

We discuss the importance of agricultural tenancies and partnership agreements....
Published • 10 Apr 2023
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Farming Partnerships

What should be covered in a partnership agreement, what happens if the partnership suddenly ends and more. ...
Published • 26 Sep 2022
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Legal Aspects Relating to Agricultural Property – Steven Corfield

Discussing the legal aspects relating to agricultural property....
Published • 15 Aug 2022
Blog

Farm Diversification – Tax Considerations and Consequences

Diversification can lead to new sources of income, and may also be an attractive business project for younger gener...
Edward Rees • 27 Jul 2022
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The legal obligations and responsibilities imposed on metal detectorists were highlighted in a well-publicised case...
Claire Vale • 02 Jan 2020
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Metal Detecting

Metal detecting and the prospect of unearthing buried treasure is something that has always fascinated me. I wanted...
Claire Vale • 21 Sep 2017
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When is a Tractor Not a Tractor?

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered an extremely significant decision in the case of Damijan Vnuk v Zavar...
Karen Clarke • 09 Oct 2015
Blog

Ragwort – What’s the Problem?

Farmers, landowners and the general public may be aware of the legal implications under the Weeds Act 1959 and the ...
Amanda Jones • 31 Jul 2013
Blog

Farm Vehicles and Mud on the Road – Farmers Must be Aware of the Law

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