Agriculture Law in Stafford & Rugeley

Running a farm comes with it’s own unique pressures and demands. From the day-to-day management of livestock and land to the tax planning and health and safety requirements, there’s a lot to consider. The good news is that there are dedicated agricultural solicitors ready and waiting to help here at Pickering & Butters. With vast experience advising  farmers across the midlands, our experts speak your language and genuinely understand the industry and the issues you face.

Why choose Pickering & Butters for Agricultural Law?

At Pickering & Butters, we understand that your farm is more than just an asset. In most cases, it’s a family-run business that has been managed over generations; and in that sense, it’s an emotional commitment as well as a financial one. That’s why at Pickering & Butters, we have a specialist team of rural and agricultural solicitors who are not only passionate about helping farm businesses to grow, but have proven expertise in this often complex area of law. When you instruct a member of our team, we will ensure everything is being taken care of, leaving you free to focus on growing the successful business you’ve always wanted, ready to hand down to the next generation.

With a strong reputation for client care, we will always listen to gain an in-depth understanding of the current issues you are facing. That way, we can determine the best strategy in achieving your objectives: whether it’s a diversification project, a renewable energy agreement or succession planning.

You can consider the agricultural solicitors at Pickering & Butters an extension of your own business, and you’ll soon come to realise that we care as much about its’ success as you. We look forward to working with you and helping you meet your long-term goals.

How can our agricultural solicitors help you?

Our highly experienced team can advise you on all aspects of the industry, as well as take care of your personal legal matters. Our services include:

Whether you’re buying or selling agricultural land, gaining legal advice is essential in ensuring a smooth, risk-free transaction. The first step will be to meticulously analyse your situation, identifying the potential pitfalls  and the opportunities attached. As we take you through the transaction, we will work  to keep the time involved to a minimum while ensuring your interests are protected and there are no nasty surprises.

Approximately one-third of all agricultural land in England and Wales is covered by agricultural tenancies. This provides an opportunity for people to farm without purchasing  often-expensive land. However, the law surrounding agricultural tenancies can be complex, so gaining advice from an expert will benefit you in protecting your practical and commercial interests.

If you’re a farm owner, it may be the case that you’ve considered or are already involved in a renewable energy venture. Whether it’s using solar, tidal, hydro or thermal energy, having a helping hand from a legal expert is useful in guiding you through the regulatory issues you may face in your eco-venture. With vast experience dealing with wind farm suppliers, solar projects and a host of other energy projects, you can count on our agriculture solicitors to help you achieve an advantageous solution.

Aside from the unique challenges and day-to-day jobs, running a farm is similar to running any business. In that sense, it’s likely that you have considered ways of developing or diversifying your farm to increase profitability. At Pickering & Butters, our solicitors help farm owners to develop their land by providing tailored legal advice and dedicated assistance through negotiations on everything from telecommunications  and energy supplies to the redevelopment of redundant farm buildings

As an owner of agricultural land, one of your priorities will be to ensure that there is always free access to your holding. That’s why at Pickering & Butters, our rural and agricultural law experts are here to help you ensure that the rights you need are in place. Establishing these rights with other parties who use the land for fishing, hunting and sporting as early as possible will help reduce the risk of land related disputes later down the line.

Whether you’ve just purchased farmland or are making provisions for the next generation, speak to the agriculture solicitors at Pickering & Butters for strategic advice on business structuring and tax planning. With care and determination, we will assist you in ensuring your farm business is as tax efficient as possible by devising a bespoke plan that meets your personal and commercial needs. 

For tailored legal advice on all your agricultural needs, please get in touch with our Staffordshire farming solicitors in Stafford and Rugeley