Agriculture and rural business

Having acted for farmers and rural land owners for generations, we have gained extensive insight into their special requirements.

We provide solutions to assist our clients in meeting today’s complexities and challenges in the agricultural sector. This includes the sale, purchase, and letting of farmland, as well as the property rights and interests that are incidental to land ownership.

Services for agricultural and rural clients

We advise farm businesses diversifying from pure agricultural production into other areas including farm retail, food and drink processing and provision of equine and other leisure facilities.

We have considerable experience in planning and land development schemes particularly those involving joint ventures between one or more landowners.

Our services for farmers and rural businesses include:-

  • Sale and purchase of farmland
  • Farm Business Tenancies and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies – new and on change
  • Agricultural and other rural support schemes
  • Business structures (partnerships & companies)
  • Joint venture, promotion agreements, options & conditional contracts
  • Contract and share farming
  • Business sales, acquisitions and mergers
  • Marketing and distribution agreements
  • Environmental and planning controls
  • Sporting rights
  • Mineral abstraction agreements
  • Support for equine businesses
  • Wills for farming and landowning families
  • Tax and succession planning
  • Health & Safety legislation
  • Employment issues including gangmaster legislation
  • Dispute resolution


Theirs is a strong team with full competences in agricultural and commercial property.

The Legal 500 2023 - Agriculture and rural business

October 2022

How can we help you?

Choose Furley Page for agriculture and rural business advice

We know that support for our clients often involves the combined and co-ordinated advice by lawyers, land agents and accountants. We have excellent long term relationships with many land business related professionals.

We help plan for the future. Through advice on wills, tax planning and structural adjustments we assist in preserving businesses and supporting all members of a client’s family as generation succeeds generation.

Our expertise in advising farmers and rural landowners and businesses has been recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, an independent guides to the legal profession.

For more information about our services, contact Sarah Webster or Daniel Bridgland to find out how we can help.

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