Whether you own a family farm or any other kind of agricultural business, it’s never too early to plan for the future. Thinking about issues such as who will run the business and how you want your estate to be divided when you are no longer around can help to secure the future of your business, give you peace of mind and make things much easier for your loved ones.
Pickering & Butters’ Agricultural Law team can assist with all of these matters, talking you through your options and helping you to get the right measures in place quickly and with minimal fuss.
With decades of experience providing legal services to the farming community, we understand your needs and those of your business, so can provide the specialist expertise you need to protect the future integrity of your farming business and your family’s inheritance.
Our agricultural solicitors can help with everything from succession planning and inheritance tax advice to Will writing and estate administration, guiding you and your family every step of the way.
How we can help you with farm inheritance planning
Farm succession planning
Whether your family have owned your farm for generations, or you have built your business from the ground up, we can help you decide what should happen when you are ready to retire or are no longer around to run things.
We can help you consider all of the important issues, including who should take over the running of the business, whether the business needs to be restructured and how to provide for any family members not involved in the business.
Will writing for farming business owners
Without a proper Will in place, your estate, including your business, could be distributed in a way you would not have intended after your death. Our Will writing team can ensure your wishes are made clear and that the future of your business is secured by creating a clear, legally sound Will that takes into account all of your assets and loved ones.
Farm inheritance tax advice
We can advise you on the various options for effectively using the tax reliefs available to your farming business, making sure the future viability of your enterprise is not harmed by inheritance tax and other forms of taxation. This is a highly complex area, so working with our specialist team can make a big difference to the value of your estate when the time comes for the next generation to inherit.
Farming estate administration
If you are dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away, including their farming assets, we can provide exactly as much support as you need. Whether you need help with a specific issue, such as applying for probate, or would prefer us to handle the entire estate administration for you, we are here to make things as easy as possible for you at this difficult time.
Why choose Pickering & Butters’ agricultural lawyers for your farm inheritance planning?
You are the expert when it comes to your business, so you deserve the same level of expertise from your legal team. Our specialist agricultural lawyers have been advising farmers and agribusinesses for decades, giving us a thorough understanding of how these types of business operate and the demands of your industry.
We can provide clear, practical advice in plain English, avoiding unnecessary legal jargon, so you can have complete confidence in the recommendations we make for the future of your business.
Having dealt with everything from multi-million pound international agribusinesses to local family farms, we have the experience and industry-specific knowledge to make sure your business is in safe hands, now and for the next generation.
Pickering & Butters is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society in recognition of the high standards of practice management and client care we provide.
We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.
Get in touch with our farm inheritance planning solicitors in Stafford and Rugeley
Need help with planning for the future of your farm or agricultural business? Our friendly expert agricultural lawyers in Staffordshire can help.