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At Eric Robinson Solicitors we understand the agricultural and rural sector and know that estate ownership and farming are not just commercial enterprises but rather a way of life with their own complexities, legislation and regulation.

The property issues facing farmers and landowners are diverse and can be complex. We can therefore provide expert advice on buying and selling agricultural property, advising on such issues as:

  • Boundary issues
  • Agricultural tenancies
  • Contracts
  • Single farm payment entitlements and their transfer
  • Sporting rights
  • Access to the public highway
  • Private water supply issues
  • Employment issues
  • Tax considerations

 

We can offer advice on issues specific to the agricultural and rural sector such as:

Agricultural disputes e.g.

  • partnership/company disputes
  • employment disputes
  • disputes with DEFRA, RPA and other public agencies
  • animal welfare, trading standards, food hygiene & safety, health & safety investigations and prosecutions
  • property disputes, including breach of covenants, boundary disputes & trespassers

 

Environmental issues e.g.

  • water pollution
  • agricultural waste
  • environmental permitting
  • nitrate vulnerable zones
  • pesticides
  • environmental liability

 

Equine law is increasingly specialist and we are able to combine technical knowledge with practical experience and understanding of horse ownership. Whether you are an individual or business owner we can provide advice on topics which affect you from the sale and purchase of equestrian property to business tenancies to transportation and welfare issues.

As Eric Robinson is a full service law firm, we can offer individual services such as conveyancing, tax planning, family, wills and probate, estates and trusts, criminal defence and commercial advice on areas such as diversification.

We have specialist lawyers who understand the particular issues facing the agriculture sector and who advise clients on commercial matters relating to estates and farming.

We also have a team of experts that deals with wealth protection, tax and succession issues.