Agriculture and Rural Business

We have acted for farmers and rural land owners for generations and understand their special requirements. These include sale, purchase and letting of farmland and the property rights and interests incidental to the ownership of land.

But our expertise in advising farmers and rural landowners extends much further than drawing upon experience and having a history does not mean that we are not very much alive to the future and its needs – for individuals as well as businesses. We help provide solutions which assist our clients in the agricultural sector in meeting today’s challenges.

Comprehensive support 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

Why choose Furley Page for agriculture and rural business advice

We know that comprehensive support for our clients often involves the combined and co-ordinated support 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 is recognised by The Legal 500, an independent guide to the legal profession.

Agriculture and Rural Business services