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Agricultural Disputes

Agricultural Disputes


Our Agricultural Property Disputes team acts for a wide range of landowning and agricultural clients, including farmers, private individuals, charities, trustees and estate owners.

We offer specialist advice on a variety of property and landlord and tenant issues and represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings, mediations, arbitrations and other forms of dispute resolution.  We recognise how disputes can disrupt businesses and seek to resolve them swiftly and cost effectively through the most appropriate dispute resolution method.

Recent examples of the cases on which the team have worked are:

  • for a farmer in a right of way dispute with a local business; resolved at mediation
  • for a charity in a dispute with two local farmers about land drainage issues; resolved by negotiation
  • for a farmer in a dispute with his neighbour in a tenancy and right of access dispute; injunction granted in county court in favour of the client
  • for a rural landowner in a dispute with his neighbour over plans to redevelop the barns on his land; resolved at mediation
  • for a public body in an adverse possession claim; judgment in favour of client
  • for a dairy farmer in response to a landlord’s case B notice to quit
  • for a family on a contested succession matter
  • acting in a partnership dispute relating to a farming business; resolved at mediation.

Key Contacts

Dominic Hopkins - Partner

Dominic Hopkins


+44 (0)1604 233233

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

extremely helpful and accessible at every level
Chambers & Partners 2018

Latest testimonials

"The Solicitors dealing with our case have all provided an excellent standard of work and high level of expertise in bringing a long and complex case to a conclusion. Many thanks to you all."
Miss K

"Tiffany Benson was entirely professional and efficient in her handling of a difficult situation I found myself in trying to deal with another firm of Solicitors. Her approach was direct and supportive and she always kept me up to date with each step. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tiffany."
Miss S

"We found Hewitsons helpful and informative in our initial discussions, with costs and benefits of various approaches made clear. Once engaged, they were proactive and kept us well informed of progress. Although our particular claim was reasonably complex, it was pursued rigorously, and with a very satisfactory outcome".
Ms N

Latest testimonials

"Barbara Judkins was very professional, efficient and thorough in acting for us. She took particular care in understanding the detail of our case. Refreshingly these days, she was ready to recommend a course of action to us and to set out all the matters that required our consideration."
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 2020

"Barbara Judkins proved invaluable in fighting my corner for me in a very personable and effective style."
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 2020

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