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Jacksons Law Firm has a team of agriculture specialist solicitors.

Our solicitors work with the farming community in the North East of England in relation to all agriculture matters. This includes land owners, farmers, growers and distributors. We have worked hard to earn an excellent reputation for dealing with commercial and personal matters in a professional and caring manner, advising people on a wide range of issues such as:

  • Agricultural subsidies and grants
  • Agricultural tenancies and succession
  • Agricultural tied housing
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Buying / selling agricultural property
  • Company formation and disputes
  • Dispute resolution
  • Environmental and nuisance notices
  • Employment
  • Footpaths and rights of way
  • Health and safety
  • Corporate Recovery and Insolvency
  • Mediation
  • Partnership agreements and disputes
  • Planning appeals and inquiries
  • Road traffic incidents
  • Succession Planning
  • Traffic nuisance notices
  • Transport
  • Waste management
  • Water and air pollution
  • Wills, tax planning and probate

The Private Client team deal with a variety of agricultural matters for our farming clients. We deal with lifetime succession planning in conjunction with our specialist corporate and agricultural teams. We advise on the preparation of Wills to deal with the succession of the farming business on death by consideration of both specific gifts and the use of trusts. We consider in depth all of our clients individual circumstances and are able to advise fully on the options available to them and draft bespoke documents to meet their needs.

We offer the preparation of Commercial LPAs for those who operate as sole traders, in partnership and limited companies to ensure continuity of the business in the event of future lack of capacity.

We also have wide experience in dealing with agricultural estates; we can guide our clients through the sale or transfer of the farm as part of the overall administration process along with consideration of all inheritance tax reliefs that may be available.

Please see our Agriculture Team Sheet 2020 for more details of the services we offer.

We are proud to have been on the National Farmers Union (NFU) Legal Panel for the North East of England since it was established in 1999 and have been providing legal advice to NFU members for over 30 years. All members receive an initial free consultation and a 12.5% discount on all fees incurred on matters relating to the farming business.


      NFU legal assistance

I am delighted that Jacksons has been reappointed as NFU Legal Panel Firm in our region, having worked closely with them during my time with the NFU I have seen just how important the working relationship is between our members and Jacksons when they require legal support

Laurie Norris, NFU County Advisor

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