Agriculture Law

We’re in your muddy corner

Family, farms and business are intrinsically linked in the agriculture and rural affairs sector

The legal requirements of the agricultural sector can be complex and you need a team who are real experts in agriculture law – lawyers that understand and have experience of the issues affecting you and your business.

Our agriculture law team supports and advises farmers, landowners, producers, landlords and tenants on all types of issues affecting this vibrant and challenging sector.

Our agricultural solicitors can support on all aspects of property law, commercial development opportunities, commercial diversification, family law including wills and succession planning, farming partnerships, contract law, employment law, immigration law, energy and renewable energy, financial company and taxation law.

Our team also includes litigation specialists ensuring that when a dispute arises, over such things as boundaries, farming family issues or land, we have the skills and experience to ensure you are properly protected and we keep the bigger picture in mind.

We are ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers UK Guide 2022 for agriculture and rural affairs.

Led by Peter Snodgrass, our agriculture specialists are able to tailor a service offering to fit your needs

"I seek to get to the nub of my clients’ concerns and interests and to find the most straightforward way of achieving an outcome that reflects those concerns and interests."

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Why not take our free healthcheck?

A regular review of your business and family affairs is good practice – circumstances and business goals change over time. We want to help you review your current arrangements and highlight any areas when further advice, support or action could be beneficial or be required to ensure you meet your objectives and have peace of mind that all arrangements are up to date.

Completing the questionnaire below will give our team a little background to help identify any potential areas of concern/support that we can then discuss with you.

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

  • We are ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers UK Guide 2022 for agriculture and rural affairs

  • We pride ourselves on strong, personal relationships with our clients

  • We have real depth of experience and expertise in our agriculture law team

  • We bring the best possible legal know how to our clients

Proud members of

NFU Legal panel Firm

We are proud to be selected as the sole legal NFU panel firm supporting members in the Worcestershire and Warwickshire region. NFU members can receive a discount on our fees as part of their NFU membership along with other financial support mechanisms.

WIA

We are members of the Women in Agriculture group. The membership brings women in the agriculture sector together with a series of inspiring events throughout the year.

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We are members of the CLA: Country Land & Business Association which is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales. Their mission is to champion, protect and enhance the rural economy, environment and way of life.

Our News & Events

All the latest views and insights on the agriculture sector.

Utilising Agricultural Property Relief

8 Dec

Family

Utilising Agricultural Property Relief

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Biodiversity Net Gain – opportunities for landowners, obligations for developers

6 Dec

Corporate & Commercial

Biodiversity Net Gain – opportunities for landowners, obligations for developers

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Are you a farming business? Complete our free legal health check

4 Nov

Agriculture

Are you a farming business? Complete our free legal health check

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Women in agriculture event returns to the East Midlands

15 Oct

Lincoln

Women in agriculture event returns to the East Midlands

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Our latest edition of Life Times magazine

15 Oct

For the individual

Our latest edition of Life Times magazine

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How can we help?

Our expert lawyers are ready to help you with a wide range of legal services, use the search below or call us on: 0330 024 0333