Agriculture & Renewables

Whether you are a landowner, a tenant, or just need advice on rural legal issues, we have years of first-hand experience of agricultural law and have a specialist legal team available.

Our agricultural team not only possess a wealth of relevant experience in regards to rural legal matters, they continue to keep themselves up-to-date with the evolving legislation and changes to agricultural & farming laws.

We advise on issues including work on freehold land sales and purchases, Landlord and Tenant (and in particular agricultural holdings and farm business tenancies), town and country planning, inheritance tax planning, litigation with regard to trespass, rights of way and adverse possession and company & partnership work.

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

Always working in partnership with you, we are thorough, focused and committed to exceeding client expectations. Over the years, our rural legal team has helped dozens of farmers, farm employees, and other members of the public, with relevant agricultural disputes & legal issues that require the services of a highly experienced agricultural law solicitor.

If you have an enquiry in relation to an agricultural issue or simply want to speak to a member of our expert Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.



Legal 500 2021: The Agricultural & Rural Services Team were recognised as a Top Tier team in the West Midlands.

‘Thorough knowledge with practical application and an approachable attitude. Tom Devey and Sarah Bough are the “go-to” landed estate lawyers in the region‘.

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


Chambers UK 2021: The Agricultural & Rural Services Team were ranked in Band 1 in the Agriculture category within the West Midlands.

"I have always found the teams to be very knowledgeable and extremely easy to talk to. They look for practical solutions that enable the client to make informed decisions."

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


ALA Fellowship: The ALA promote understanding and development in Agricultural Law and related areas and awards the Fellowship, it's highest qualification, to those who have passed an advanced exam.

Awarded to Sarah BaughTom Devey and Anna Russell. To find out more, please click here

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