Land, Estates & Rural Business
At Harrison Drury, our specialist rural law strength lies in the depth of expertise and range of legal services we are able to offer to our agricultural and rural business clients, serving both their commercial and personal requirements.
We are proud to act for a wide range of rural clients, including farming businesses and partnerships, rural family estates and food production companies serving both their commercial, family and personal matters.
We appreciate and understand the importance of keeping up-to-date with the rapidly changing agricultural law and the regulations which affect rural businesses. The comprehensive range of specialist legal services we offer to clients in the rural and agricultural sector is therefore essential to guide our clients through all aspects of their business and personal lives.
As EC developments affect farming and rural businesses more and more, so access to clear and concise advice, with an understanding of the practical implications of such advice, becomes increasingly important. We offer a one-stop high-quality agribusiness law service.
We advise on all aspects of farming law and estate management including:
- Sale and purchase of farms and estates
- Farm business restructuring including limited companies, partnerships, joint ventures, share farming and contracting arrangements
- Wayleaves and Telecommunications
- Covenants and easements affecting land
- Agricultural estates – planning and development
- Renewable energy projects, including wind farms, photovoltaic solar panels and anaerobic digesters
- Tax planning
- Wills, trusts and administration of estates
- Lasting Powers of Attorney, Inheritance tax advice and succession planning
We also offer a full range of agricultural legal services and advice tailored to rural businesses and enterprises, including:
- Sales and purchase of rural businesses
- Secured lending on business property
- Business tenancies for office and commercial property lettings
- Commercial contracts
Make sure you check out the April 2016 edition of Poultry World featuring Harrison Drury’s Nick Booth
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After receiving the Royal Assent in April 2017, The New Electronics Communication Code has now come into force, as of 28 December 2018. Rhian Hawkins from Harrison Drury solicitors explores…
How will the new Digital Economy Act affect landowners?
With the new Digital Economy Act 2017 (“the Act”) having received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, Rhian Hawkins from Harrison Drury solicitors explores how this could affect landowners. The…05/07/17
What will happen in the farming and rural sector if we leave the EU?
The EU referendum means that farmers face more questions than answers. Hannah Craig, the head of Harrison Drury’s farming and rural business team, investigates some of the key issues. Key figures…09/05/16
Is energy storage the next farm diversification opportunity?
After a period of setbacks and uncertainty, the energy storage industry is on the cusp of major growth – with farmers leading the way. Katie Kozlowska, head of the energy…
Compensation for businesses affected by Lancashire boil water notice
Was your home or business one of the 300,000 across Lancashire that was affected by the recent water crisis? While United Utilities has advised its customers in the county that…
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The UK’s new government has announced that as of April 2016 it will no longer provide Renewables Obligation subsidies for new onshore wind energy projects. Last week the Department of…