Farming Law.

Farm Law Solicitors & Farming Lawyers.

Lanyon Bowdler’s highly skilled team of agricultural solicitors possess an unrivalled knowledge of both the farming industry and the local area, providing exceptional legal representation across all areas of the agricultural and farming sectors.

Expertise and specialism are fundamental in this area of law, and as one of the NFU’s recommended agricultural law firms, Lanyon Bowdler can guarantee expert advice from some of the sector’s leading legal professionals.

Having long delivered services across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid & North Wales and beyond, we provide a level of industry knowledge and local insight that is seldom found anywhere else. Many of our solicitors have personal experience of living and working on farms, combining legal expertise with a life-long passion to ensure the very best legal advice for you, your family and your business.

Why choose Lanyon Bowdler?

Lanyon Bowdler offers the full range of legal services for the farming and agricultural industries, helping clients to navigate the vast range of complex legal issues that can arise in areas such as rural land ownership, partnership formation and succession planning.

Our specialist solicitors have an in-depth understanding of farming law and have a thorough knowledge of the most recent legislation and the shifting landscape of the industry. We recognise that rural businesses differ greatly from other commercial enterprises and as such requires a different and more tailored approach. We offer a bespoke service to many farmers, agricultural workers, landowners and other rural businesses, and are acutely aware of the need to balance commercial considerations against protecting a way of life or a family home.

It is a priority for us that we help our clients to achieve their business objectives whilst also protecting their existing interests and are currently helping many of our clients to navigate the changes triggered by Brexit.

Our Farming Law Expertise

Lanyon Bowdler has the expertise and experience to deliver excellent results across all areas of the agriculture and farming industry including:

Agricultural conveyancing

Specialist property solicitors who understand the complex legislation and technical issues related to the buying and selling of agricultural property is essential. As full-service solicitors, Lanyon Bowdler is able to draw on a wide-ranging set of expertise and specialisms across all of our departments to ensure you receive a bespoke and individual service.

Family law

Family Law issues such as divorce and partnerships within the farming industry require well thought out legal advice. Handling such cases involves a myriad of finely balanced judgements and negotiating a prosperous outcome needs a clear-headed and commercial approach from your legal team. This can often be an area where experience counts and we have that in abundance.

Partnership formation

We specialise in drafting Partnership Formation contracts and advising on business structures to ensure the most effective and efficient outcome for our client and their business.

Personal legal services

A farming business typically involves more than one family member and, in some cases, the entire family. We are here to advise businesses within the rural and agricultural sector on all aspects of running their business operations including Personal Legal Services for legal and regulatory issues, farm management and diversification. We also provide advice to landed estates and owners of agricultural businesses with regards to wealth management, succession planning and any other sector-related matters.

Succession planning

We are able to help farming families with succession planning advice in order to ensure your business is protected for future generations. We can advise on the most appropriate Will for your circumstances to ensure your assets are passed to the correct people. Making appropriate plans in advance is vital for minimising any tax liabilities and also to reduce the chance of family disputes arising.

Tax

Agricultural land has its own unique tax structure but we can help you make sure that you are complying with your obligations and are following the proper procedures. If you own land with the potential for development, we can help you to maximise your return whilst minimising your tax liabilities.

Testimonials

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
UK Case Management

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 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 in England and Wales on farming law issues.

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

Please contact us by phone or use the online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you.

Our people

Meet the team.

Gráinne Walters
Gráinne Walters
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Edward Nutting
Edward Nutting
Partner
Agriculture | Commercial Property | Renewables | Leisure & Tourism
Kevin Thomas
Kevin Thomas
Partner
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
Charles Almond
Charles Almond
Consultant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Llinos Roberts
Llinos Roberts
Solicitor
Commercial Property | Agriculture
Jennifer Monaghan
Jennifer Monaghan
Associate Solicitor
Commercial Property
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