National law firm Clarke Willmott’s multi-disciplinary agricultural team of 20+ lawyers draws upon a full complement of legal skills, experience and a hands-on understanding of rural matters. We are genuinely sector-led with a full service contentious and non-contentious offering which enables us to advise all stakeholders in the agricultural industry – from individual farmers and landed estates through to agri-businesses. A testimony to our agricultural expertise is the fact that we are panel solicitors for the National Farmers’ Union in the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
We have extensive experience of advising agri-businesses on a wide range of issues including property transactions, corporate restructuring, joint venture agreements, commercial contracts, banking and insolvency work, intellectual property, employment & HR and a whole host of regulatory matters including health & safety. If any of these issues are or become contentious then our full-service commercial disputes team is able to advise and take matters in hand if necessary.
Our experience extends to cross-border work and we have a dedicated China Desk which is operated by fluent Mandarin speakers.
Leading legal directories have recommended us for our “professionalism, speed and expert knowledge” (Chambers and Partners) and we are also described as being “excellent in dealing with all aspects of agricultural and estate matters” (Legal 500)