Practice Areas

Agricultural Law

  • Farm Leases
  • Farm Transfers
  • Basic Payment Entitlements Scheme
  • Farm Inheritance
  • Succession Planning
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Issues
  • Prosecutions by the Health & Safety Executive and Environment Agency
  • Environmental Issues
  • Voluntary Transfers
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Collaborative Farming Agreements
  • Farm and Agricultural Land Sales and Purchases
  • Commercial Mortgages
  • Rights of Way Issues
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Farm Partnerships
  • Cow Leasing Agreements
  • Share Farming Agreements
  • Contract Rearing of Heifer Agreements

Renewable Energy

  • Land access arrangements
  • Wind farm construction & maintenance agreements
  • Commercial contracts & negotiations
  • Licensing
  • Supply agreements
  • Government & regulatory advice
  • Negotiating power purchase agreements

Property and Land Law

  • Adverse Possession (Squatters Rights)
  • Transfers of Sites
  • Voluntary Transfers of Farms
  • Commercial Mortgages
  • Sale and Purchase of Property
  • Letting Agreements
  • Commercial & Private Property Conveyancing
  • Contract Negotiations & Planning
  • Leasehold and Tenancy Agreements
  • Mortgage, Re-mortgaging and Financing Terms
  • Property Sale and Asset Disposal
  • Equity Release and Transfer
  • Compulsory Purchases

Family Law

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Clooney didn’t need pre-nup, but you might

George Clooney married his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, without a pre-nuptial agreement. He took a $220m dollar plunge, no pre-nup in sight. Must be love, romantics say. A brave man, cynics say. It was naturally [...]

Solicitor Advice: Has your tenant failed to pay his/her rent

First in our new weekly legal advice articles by solicitor Karen Walsh; rent. I am renting a small cottage on my farm to a tenant for over a year, and in the past few months, [...]

Solicitor’s Guide to windfarm agreements

A developer may seek an option over all of your lands but it is possible to exclude part of your lands when discussing a Windfarm agreement. Do not give them more lands than is necessary. [...]

Solicitor Advice: Don’t rush into developing a Windfarm

A letter arrives in the post from a wind-farm development company, proposing to erect a windfarm on your lands. A few days later, a smartly dressed representative from the company approaches you, and he promises [...]

Succession is a process, not an event

Each year, there is a huge amount of interest and queries in relation to succession and the transfer of the family farm. Sometimes, there are cases whereby one or both of the parties are nearing [...]

Solicitor Advice: There’s no second chance to get your Homemade will right

Making a homemade will is a little like DIY, says Karen Walsh. We all have a little knowledge on how to go about it, but we never really get it completely right, do we? More than [...]

Solicitor Advice: Know the rules of Employment if you have workers

Here are 10 employment laws which every employer farmer should know. Employment Contracts An employer is obliged to provide an employee with a statement in writing no later than two months after the commencement of [...]

Farming brings risks and responsibilities Consult a Solicitor about a Safety Statement

You have certain responsibilities to prevent accidents on and off your farm, and must be particularly vigilant now, when the farm is a hive of activity. You may need to have a Safety Statement. The [...]

Solicitor Advice: Agree the terms of your windfall

Should you seek a clause entitling you to an Auditor’s Certificate to vouch the operating expenses? Yes, absolutely. Consideration should be given to seeking a payment at certain milestones, for example when full planning permission [...]