Farms, Estates and Rural Land

We understand that agriculture and rural business is highly specialised, bringing its own set of unique commercial and legal challenges that are often quite distinct from those faced in other businesses.

Of course, there are all the familiar commercial pressures of running a business – but with an extra dimension that comes from operating in a rural setting.

This includes not only contending with  a range of challenges from the environment to changing consumer preferences, but also grappling with increasingly complex regulations from government with significant change on the horizon through a new subsidy regime as we leave the EU.

Why choose Foot Anstey

We work collaboratively within the firm and with our clients’ other professional advisers to bring in expertise from all areas of agricultural law, ensuring the best legal and commercial solutions are achieved every time.

No matter your situation, we always look to see things from your perspective on a tailored basis each time and can offer new solutions to what are often old problems.

Our lawyers are specialist in their areas, committed to finding pragmatic solutions to challenges you may face and working with you achieve your aims.  It’s vital that you have trusted advisors on board.

We act for a range of clients in this area including private individuals, farming partnerships, landed estates, charities, companies, banks and LPA receivers. All may have different aims but all need specialist advice.

Related services

Private Wealth

Every decision you make about your personal affairs has the potential to affect not only you and your assets, but to have wide-ranging consequences for your family and your employees.

We are able to truly offer you advice, over options and added-value, over added confusion and stress.

UK Succession and Tax

In an uncertain economic and political climate protecting your personal wealth has never been so important. 

As a team of dedicated experts, rather than simply answering the question, we look to provide a wider solution and cut through the confusion with advice that is clear and concise.

Entrepreneurial private companies

Throughout all stages of the business life cycle for entrepreneurial and private companies we understand there is great opportunity and reward that comes hand-in-hand with great pressure and risk points.

By being more than about pure transactions, we can help any EPC in every sector and every industry.

Property Litigation

The law governing property is constantly changing, creating the prospect of disputes which can prove costly in terms of lost opportunities, revenue and even reputation.

We can cover every type of property-related dispute, whether it’s over commercial or private property, or various different kinds of land, including agricultural, green belt and brownfield.

Planning

Planning law is the gateway to property development. It’s the vital first step for building projects no matter what size.

Working with decision-makers at the key levels, we use our years of experience in planning law to seek out answers which work for you.

Real Estate

The world of real estate is changing fast. The way we construct, operate, invest in and use property has been transformed.

At Foot Anstey, we have the in-depth understanding to help you navigate this rapidly changing market.

Development Projects

Demand for housing, infrastructure and commercial space is growing – and developers, policymakers and investors need to respond.

We can support you at every stage in the lifecycle of a development project.

Dispute Resolution

Disputes are an inevitable part of any business, introducing unwanted risk and high stress. They also create a distraction that takes you away from what you do best and where you need to be.

Let us help your business get the results it needs.

Commercial

Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.

Energy & Infrastructure

The UK’s Energy requirements are high on the government’s agenda, with policy under constant review making for a continuously transitioning market.

We are heavily immersed in the sector and involved with conversations at a policy level, ensuring we stay ahead of market trends and enabling us to always look at the bigger picture to provide you with the best possible advice in line with your strategic goals.

Our people

Our experts in agricultural law have both regional and national experience, with a breadth and depth of knowledge of both high-value and complex farming and land matters. We are the NFU panel solicitors for Devon and Cornwall, which entitles NFU Farmer and Grower members to a discount on our fees.
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