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Farming & Rural Business

Running any business can be a complex matter. Farming is no different. At Hewitsons we have been advising farmers and the owners of rural businesses for generations.

The depth of experience that Hewitsons has in acting for farmers and rural business owners means that whatever aspect of your business we are advising upon, the matter will be dealt with by lawyers who understand the farming industry and its particular concerns.

As well as dealing with issues that arise in running a business we can help with the pervasive issue of succession planning. We can advise you on your current business structure; both on whether it is fit for your current purposes and whether will it work for the future generations. We also help many of our clients to deal with how best to bring the next generation into the business whether by joining them into the business now or succession planning through the use of wills partnerships trust and other such structures.

Our lawyers also advise on many of the issues farmers and rural business owners face, such as:

  • Contracts
  • Employment issues
  • Corporate advice
  • GDPR compliance
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Animal and Product regulatory issues
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental issues
  • Planning issues
  • Common Agricultural Policy
  • Disputes and litigation
  • Tenancies and other matters relating to the land


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