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With an agricultural heritage spanning 170 years, we are one of the long-established agricultural law firms. Our agricultural solicitors advise farmers, landowners, farming businesses and farming-related organisations on all their legal matters. 

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A point of view… can mediation ever help succession disputes?

There are very good reasons for using mediation, particularly as a more conciliatory and less confrontational method is more likely to rescue family relationships from becoming irreversibly damaged by a more litigious approach.

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Published on 23 May 2022
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Leaving farming? What you need to consider

The application window for the Lump Sum Exit Scheme finally opened on 12 April. The intention is to give farmers in England (the devolved nations are not part of this initiative) a financial incentive to leave the industry. Now that we have the detail of what the scheme entails, will it actually deliver what the government intended?

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Published on 23 May 2022
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Property, proprietary estoppel and partnerships

We all know how complicated farming partnership structures can become when family members, across different generations, are involved in a farming operation, and even more so when the interests of non-farming family members are factored into the equation.

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Published on 23 May 2022
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Warwickshire farmer clusters: Local Nature Recovery in practice

The Arden Farm Network, the first Warwickshire cluster, has been working with independent Farm Environment Adviser, Zoe Bell, and Ian Jelley of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust since 2018 and is supported by the Warwickshire Rural Hub.

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Published on 23 May 2022

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Spotlight on Honey Blossom Farm, Brailes

Last year the Telegraph reported that ‘Game of Thrones’ was fuelling a rise in mead consumption in the US. So it comes as no surprise to find that the inspiration for Honey Blossom Farm’s latest venture, Apivino Mead, owes its origins to a recipe provided by an American home brewer.

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Published on 04 December 2017