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Helping you to do business in the countryside.

Our team of rural specialists, who have expertise in everything from property to fishing rights, have always had their roots in the agricultural and rural communities of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.

We are proud to support rural business of all kinds, from traditional family farms to innovative uses of land for energy storage, from landowners looking to diversify to succession planning for the next generation.

With decades of sector-specific experience under our belts, we understand that a farmer’s business premises is usually also their family home, and colleagues are often family members. This can throw up complex legal and personal challenges, and we always factor this into the advice we offer. We don’t shy away from high-profile issues, either, having represented large groups of farmers in landmark judicial reviews against government.

Our clients come to us from all parts of the sector – some want to focus on reducing tax and protecting assets for the next generation, while others are looking to realise assets to support business growth or diversification. When you come to us, we adopt a tailored approach, taking the time to get to know you, your business and your objectives. What’s more, we work as a wider team and always consider whether you would benefit from advice from other areas of the firm.

Many of our team are from farming backgrounds themselves, and they understand the importance of your key assets - your land and your property. Whether you’re buying it, selling it, letting it, mortgaging it or looking to create rights over it, we’ll act swiftly and professionally to serve your best interests and deliver practical, commercial legal advice.

From the outset, we make it our business to get to know you and your property, donning our wellies and travelling up and down the UK to make sure we get the full picture. That way, your business can carry on efficiently and we’ll be able to take the maximum amount of pressure away from you.

We act for hundreds of rural businesses, farmers and landed estates across a range of specialist legal affairs, including:

  • Buying and selling farms, land and rural property
  • Negotiating agricultural tenancies and other arrangements
  • Deeds of easement: creating rights over land
  • Option agreements for the sale of development land
  • Secured lending against your land or property
  • Resolving disputes relating to property, land, horses and watercourses
  • Understanding regulations and supporting clients through breaches

We are also able to draw on the expertise of the whole firm, so we have access to specialists across a full range of legal services, from corporate transactions and commercial advice on contracts to health and safety or employment and immigration experts.

We can help you to do business – do get in touch with Esther Stirling on 01989 561 422 or at