With many years of experience in UK farms and estates law, Womble Bond Dickinson’s team of experienced rural lawyers are here to identify what matters most to you.

Whether you require advice surrounding a rural property, historic estate or farm land, you can trust our unrivalled expertise. As more diversification opportunities arise for agricultural enterprises, it’s increasingly more important that you have the right advice and our agricultural solicitors are here to help.

Owning land can come with many complex challenges that require innovative solutions from professionals with specialist knowledge surrounding agricultural law. With expertise in estate law, our agricultural lawyers work together with clients to secure the best terms for the current landowner, deal with any subsisting tenancies, and protect the future potential of retained land. 

Our lawyers provide comprehensive advice surrounding the development of agricultural properties, implementing effective business structures and offering legal guidance in regards to succession planning and more. 

Working together with landowners on development deals, our agricultural and real estate teams act in connection with the sale, purchase and letting of all kinds of rural property and land. Ultimately, we are here to help estate owners effectively pass on land and businesses to the next generation smoothly, including help with inheritance tax relief, preparing wills and putting in place succession planning objectives. 

Agricultural property services

Our team of agricultural property lawyers regularly advise on all aspects of rural property transactions across the complexities of a sale, purchase and mortgaging of land and offer specialised services such as:

  • Advice on buying and selling farms, country estates or rural land
  • Assisting with capital tax planning
  • Discussing succession plans and heritage exemptions
  • Offering advice on Manorial rights and all aspects of tenancy law.

Agricultural dispute services

If you’re struggling to navigate the complexities of agricultural disputes, our lawyers are on-hand to assist with any issues surrounding farming businesses, landed estates and land owners, helping to resolve a range of contentious issues such as:

  • Estate management, agricultural landlord and tenant issues
  • Advice on general asset management
  • Help with the negotiation of minerals leases
  • Advice on resolving any Agricultural Holdings Act issues
  • Acting on behalf of landowning charities.

Our agricultural solicitors have years of expertise behind them to help support clients with decisions in regards to their current agricultural properties and in preparation for the future of their landed estates. Get in touch with our team of accomplished private wealth and estate lawyers to discover the ways in which we can help today.