Rural and agriculture

“Blake Morgan is one of the biggest regional firms, it has gravitas in the market. We received a very good service; the team was there when we needed it.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession, 2016
Blake Morgan has a dedicated team with a long tradition of service to the rural community and a particular interest and experience in both estate and farming matters. 

Main areas of practice

We provide a full legal service to the rural sector and have significant experience in advising on:

  • Agricultural finance - Complex tax and trust advice for commercial enterprises, estates, farms and individuals, strategic planning service, restructuring advice.
  • Agricultural diversification - Advice relating to renewable energy projects - solar power and anaerobic digestion, plants, leases, joint venture and financing structures, rural and agricultural planning advice.
  • Agricultural business -Employment advice to both businesses and individuals, employment and related property rights, compromise and surrender agreements, contract farming agreements, farm business tenancies and general agricultural law advice, sale and purchase of agricultural businesses.
  • Agricultural/rural land - Sales, acquisitions and partitions of farms, estates, stud farms and equine property; complex land owners agreements and options, advice relating to AHA tenancies including succession applications and notices to quit. We also advise on Public Rights of Way and countryside access.
  • Equine law - Our team have technical expertise coupled with practical equine knowledge offering the best service to our clients. 
  • Disputes - including issues with regard to agricultural tenancies, boundaries and easements and farm workers.

Clients

Our clients include land owners, farmers, agricultural businesses and a variety of trusts, partnerships, corporate bodies and institutions involved in the rural sector.

“The lawyers keep me informed right along the line with regular updates. They're absolutely excellent.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2015

“Blake Morgan LLP’s dedicated practice provides tax and trust planning advice, as well as handling general property sale, purchase, and management matters.”

The Legal 500 UK 2014

“Excellent in property matters, acquisition of businesses and commercial litigation.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession, 2014

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Related Knowledge & Resources

Latest edition of Private Client Issues

News

Our magazine for private individuals and their families has recently been published.

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A look at the issues surrounding assets of community value after the provisions in the Localism Act 2011 came into force in September 2012.

BULLETIN: Rural and Agriculture law news - October 2013

News

In this edition: The launch of the firm's Rural and Agriculture sector group centre of excellence, renewable energy, the Highways Act, assets of community value and a piece on one member of the team and her successful equine-based activities.

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