Agricultural & Rural

Our award winning and highly regarded Agricultural & Rural Services Team has been dealing with land owning and farming legal issues for many years, with most of our advisors actually heralding from farming families themselves. Four of our Partners grew up on farms and continue to be actively involved in farming.

We offer comprehensive legal advice on non-contentious and contentious aspects of both private client and commercial matters relating to agricultural and rural business clients. We have the strength in depth to advise in relation to very complex farming business issues and the flexibility in being able to address the more obscure problems that rural practice can produce.

Our expert agricultural & rural advice covers:

  • Land sales and acquisitions including farm and estate sales & purchases
  • Succession planning
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Finance including advice on legal charges and independent legal advice for lenders
  • Agricultural tenancies including advice in relation to Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies, farm business tenancies and agricultural work tenancies
  • Partnerships including partnership agreements and restructuring
  • Joint Ventures including grazing agreements, share farming and contract farming
  • Diversification including business tenancies, renewables and mines & minerals
  • The Common Agricultural Policy including advice in relation to Single Farm Payments (SFP) and environmental stewardship
  • Equine matters including livery agreements and equestrian leases & licensing
  • Sporting Rights including registration and shooting & fishing licences
  • Farm and estate management including access, water, residential tenancies and service occupancies

FBC Manby Bowdler is recognised annually as having the leading specialist law team servicing the agricultural sector in the West Midlands, Shropshire and beyond. 


Legal 500 2020: The Agricultural & Rural Services Team was recognised as a Top Tier team in the West Midlands.


"The team adopts a collaborative and approachable culture for clients and with fellow professionals. It has a high level of experience of working for farming and land owning clients".

To find out more about our rankings, please click here.



Chambers UK 2020: The Agricultural & Rural Services Team has been ranked in Band 1 for 'Shrewsbury and the Surrounding' areas.

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Legal 500 2020: The Commercial Litigation Team were recognised as a Top Tier team in the West Midlands outside Birmingham.

"Team reacts quickly and efficiently. This is achieved because they have a depth of personnel with knowledge and skills who can provide reliable and practical advice."

To find out more about our rankings, please click here


Chambers UK 2020: The Commercial Litigation Team were ranked in the Litigation category within the West Midlands

To find out more about our rankings, please click here

 


 

 

 



 

Legal 500 2020: The Commercial Litigation Team were recognised as a Top Tier team in the West Midlands outside Birmingham.

"Team reacts quickly and efficiently. This is achieved because they have a depth of personnel with knowledge and skills who can provide reliable and practical advice."

To find out more about our rankings, please click here


Chambers UK 2020: The Commercial Litigation Team were ranked in the Litigation category within the West Midlands

To find out more about our rankings, please click here

 


 

 

 


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