We act for farmers, landowners and agricultural business specialists in a wide range of disputes, including agricultural tenancies and occupation, estate management, land ownership, agricultural partnerships, supply and contract disputes, succession disputes (for example upon death) – and the fallout that arises over boundary issues and concerning rights of way (easements), often in the context of rights of access to land.
How we can help
Agricultural disputes can be intrinsically complex in that they often overlap with a number of practice areas. Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team works closely with colleagues who deal with commercial property, business and commercial work, estate planning and trusts to offer tailormade solutions that work for you.
Our aim is to give you the perspective you need to make informed decisions about how to move forward. We are happy to have an initial phone discussion, without obligation on you, to ascertain how best we can assist. We offer initial consultations to new clients at reduced rates, providing face-to-face or virtual meeting advice, followed up in writing.
Negotiating between parties
Where appropriate we explore alternative means of dispute resolution (ADR) at the outset and throughout the life of a claim (even once a claim has been issued). If mediation offers the best chance of achieving a successful resolution, we will refer clients to trusted, accredited mediators.
We provide costs information up front and can assist you where appropriate in considering different funding options including the availability of legal expenses insurance (LEI).
Clear and transparent advice
We are transparent about costs and whenever possible we look to recover them on your behalf.
Our experienced and skilled litigators will support and guide you through the dispute resolution process in a professional manner. We focus on resolving disputes quickly and proportionately without the need to resort to the expense of litigation if it can be avoided. If a court ordered remedy is the only realistic solution, we will ensure you get the advice and assistance you need.
We routinely represent clients in matters before the High Court, County Court, at arbitration, and within tribunal proceedings. We use carefully selected barristers and have access to a wide range of trusted experts to assist in case investigation.
Recognised and recommended
Our Property Litigation services and lawyers are recognised in The Legal 500 UK for providing service that is ‘knowledgeable, professional, communicative and collaborative’.