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Farming & Agriculture

Farming & Agriculture Lawyers Yorkshire

Pearsons & Ward is recognised by many farmers as the law firm to turn to in their hour of need as well as for general advice.

With increasing regulation, compliance, tax issues, land matters, health & safety and retirement there are many factors affecting the farming community. Whatever the issues Pearsons & Ward have a team of legal experts ready to assist.

Our lawyers understand the legal challenges the farming community can face and can provide the expertise to give you the peace of mind you need to protect your livelihood and allow you to prepare for the future.

Together with our team of core advisors including experienced land agents we can provide you with the trusted advice you need.

The areas of agricultural work which we are well able to deal with are as follows:

We have a wealth of expertise in dealing with property and land matters including landed estates, buying and selling agricultural land, farm business tenancies and farm diversification issues, as well as wind farms, partnership issues and easements (such as gas, electricity or water-pipes). We can provide you with specialist advice on TaxWillsTrusts and Probate. In addition, we have vast experience in Employment and Health and Safety matters. Our financial services company has the expertise to advise you about investments and dealing with loans.

Pearsons & Ward represent clients throughout Yorkshire acting for farmers facing prosecution by the Environment Agency, Trading Standards or DEFRA investigations.

Family & Financial Matters

As in every other walk of life, the farming community often needs help resolving family matters whether it is divorce and separation, issues concerning children, domestic violence or financial disputes.

At Pearsons & Ward, we provide you with the specialist advice you need and deal with matters sensitively all with the aim to minimise hostility. We do, however, adopt a robust approach when required to ensure the best outcome using strong negotiation skills.

We are members of the Law Society Family Law Panel and have a fully trained Resolution Mediator and a member in collaborative law. We support mediation as a tool to resolving matters and can ensure that you have access to this service as a matter of priority.

With Pearsons & Ward, you have access to specialist advice quickly and conveniently. We are dedicated to providing an efficient and cost-effective service.

Agriculture - Litigation & Disputes

At Pearsons & Ward, we understand that the farming community does not operate within the standard 9-5 working day and that often it is difficult for you to leave your farm to see a solicitor. That is why we recognise the importance of coming to you.

In cases of real urgency, we will provide an out of hours service and where required one of our experienced agriculture team will come to visit you at home.

We will explore all options to resolve a dispute as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. This can involve mediation, arbitration and, if required, litigation.

Whether you have a contractual dispute with farming suppliers or a boundary and land dispute we can help.

Our specialist lawyers who understand the farming community and their needs, provide you with the expertise and peace of mind you need to protect your livelihood.

Employment - Health & Safety Law

In the ever-evolving world of Employment and Health & Safety law compliance remains at the forefront. We offer the expertise and support you need to meet the increasing regulatory framework that is placed upon the farming community.

Our employment services include reviewing and drafting contracts of employment, business handbooks and health and safety procedures.

In addition, we can assist with any employment disputes that may arise including settlement negotiations and agreements and, should it be required, employment tribunals.

On health and safety, we are able to advise you so that you will hopefully not fall foul of the many regulations affecting farming. If you do get into trouble we can represent you.

Agriculture - Land and Property

The Pearsons & Wardteam has vast experience advising on aspects of agricultural property from buying and selling estates, farms and land through to landlord and tenant disputes.

As one of the most established firms in Yorkshire, we are able to bring together the most proficient team including legal experts from our Wills & Estates department, Conveyancing together with our Landlord and Tenant teams.

Contact our Farming & Agriculture Lawyers in Yorkshire

To find out more about our Farming & Agriculture services and how we can help you, call us today on 01653 692247 (Malton) or 01904 716000 (York) or 01937 583210 (Wetherby), or complete our online enquiry form.

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Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor Director, Head of Residential Property (Malton)
Malton Office

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Jacqueline Barr Solicitor & Head of Agriculture
Malton Office, York Office, Wetherby Office

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Andrew Little Solicitor & Head of Commercial Property
Malton Office

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