Agriculture & rural business

“They understand the personality and idiosyncrasies of their clients.”  Legal 500 2020

Our Agricultural & Rural Business team provides advice to farming businesses and families on the wide range of property, commercial and private matters affecting those that own agricultural land or businesses.

What sets us apart from other Agri legal teams is that the majority of the team have personal experience working on a farm and within the agricultural sector. We fully understand what matters to you and how your business operates.

We can assist you with the following:

  • Purchasing and selling farms, agricultural land and estates
  • Drafting of leases, licences and farm business tenancies
  • Drafting of Deeds of Easements and Wayleaves
  • Planning
  • Share farming, contractor and joint venture agreements
  • Formation of companies and limited liability partnerships
  • Partnership and shareholder agreements, whether family or non-family
  • Succession Planning
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Employment law issues
  • Land and property-based disputes, including breach of covenant claims, rights of way and, drainage and boundary issues
  • Partnership disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Drafting and service of notices to quit
  • Sporting and mineral rights
  • Renewable Energy
  • Health and Safety at work
  • Supply chain logistics; Groceries Code Adjudicator; Farm to fork assurance advice
  • Strategic Land

The Legal 500 commends us for our Agriculture and Estates advice:

“They understand the personality and idiosyncrasies of their clients.”

“The Greenwoods [GRM] team is a friendly and dynamic team, which strikes the perfect balance of being approachable and giving first-class advice”.  (2020)

“All of the team members are willing to give their honest opinions on matters, which has become an increasingly rare asset. The team work extremely closely, which gives them a wide knowledge base, and you always get the feeling that you are getting many minds for the price of one!” (2020)

“‘We have used the firm for many years and it has always provided valuable legal advice’, remarks one client who reports ‘excellent response times, business acumen and value for money’.” (2019)

Steph Wilcox

To talk about how our team can support you, please call Stephanie Wilcox, Head of Agriculture and Rural Business. on +44 (0)1733 887720 or email

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