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Farming & Rural Business

Farming & Rural Business

About

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

Key Contacts

Denise Wilkinson - Partner

Denise Wilkinson

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532743

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Gareth Williams - Partner

Gareth Williams

Partner

+44 (0)1604 463344

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"We have used Stephanie Dennis for recent projects and we are very pleased and satisfied. We will continue to use Hewitsons in the future."
Mr & Mrs L

"Thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"Stephanie Dennis is very diligent, efficient and communicative. Her work is always carried out with complete professionalism and skill."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


Latest testimonials

"Charles Hewitson is involved at all levels on a personal and business level. He is an excellent leader and ambassador for the firm."
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Latest testimonials

"Denise Wilkinson exhibits great knowledge and attention to detail."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"I work regularly with Denise Wilkinson who is exceptional in every way.” 
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Denise Wilkinson provides excellent advice on a range of property matters in a concise and clear way which is readily understood.”

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Latest testimonials

"Susanne Hinde is particularly good and ensures a clear and rapid response of all of the team members."
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Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


"The whole team offers excellent customer service, being responsive and timely with its advice"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“A dynamic yet pragmatic approach to getting the job done.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Hewitsons has high professional standards. They are well informed, cover all of our necessary disciplines and cover them well. They are always available at short notice when required.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500




Latest testimonials

Gareth Williams has a practical and proactive approach to projects, which is often missing elsewhere‘.
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500