Rural

Agriculture & Rural Business

Sills & Betteridge has extensive experience in assisting agricultural or rural businesses of all sizes with a comprehensive range of services, meaning we are able to offer a truly specialist service in all aspects of agricultural law. Our clients include landed estate owners, farming businesses, processors, distributors and logistics providers.

Our lawyers are experienced in the range of legal problems arising from the diversification of agricultural businesses. Our regional presence means we can offer you advice based on genuine knowledge and experience. A number of our partners are members of farming families and we are professional members of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA), National Farmers Union (NFU), and Agricultural Law Association (ALA).

 

Matters we can help you with include:

  • advising on issues regarding tenancies including succession
  • claims and disputes regarding grants and quotas
  • farm business tenancies
  • preservation of family farms
  • sale and purchase of farms and farmland

 

In addition we can call upon the firm’s wider expertise to give you advice on a broad range of other matters such as:

  • commercial litigation and disputes
  • company and partnership matters
  • dealing with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority
  • employment law
  • environmental law
  • health and safety and other prosecutions
  • planning law

Client Feedback

  • Chloe, we just want to take this opportunity to thank you. There are not enough words to describe just how amazingly you have handled this whole process for us. We can’t thank you enough for supporting us through what has been a challenging few months!!

    Mr and Mrs Richardson
  • I asked Sharon to look into carrying out some debt collection and from the very first communication, Sharon took away all the stress and hassle which this situation can bring. Sharon kept me fully informed with what was going on and carried out the work in a professional yet personable manner. It was great when Sharon told me all the debt had been collected with late payment interest added and for me, it was a stress and hassle free experience and I would highly recommend Sharon’s services.

    P. Hedley, Big Fat Pidgeon Productions
  • Wendy and her team worked brilliantly on a very challenging case with a great result – I gave them the information and they sorted it all out for me, professionally and efficiently . I would definitely recommend Wendy.

    P. Hobday
  • We were impressed with the quick and professional service and would be happy to recommend them, and will certainly use them again.

    R Bull & A Derbicz & Family
  • May I thank you for all your care and hard work. In all matters you proved to be most helpful in what was a most difficult and at times trying set of circumstances.

    Keep up the good work, thank you again.

    P. Robinson
  • I wanted to say a huge thanks to Wendy for the help and assistance she and her colleagues have given me over the past few years, on a personal and professional level.
    Wendy is at the top of her game and has a wealth of experience which can only be gained through proven work experience. The legal advice you get is second to none.
    I have used Wendy’s services for the buy out of my previous business partner, a commercial bad debt and the conveyancing of a property sale and purchase. Throughout all of my dealings with Wendy, she has been professional and treated my cases with the upmost priority and has always had my best interests at heart.
    Thanks again Wendy for all of your help and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.

    S Stewart

Agriculture & Rural Business Team

Richard Bussell

Partner - Lincoln

Gary Phillips

Partner - Lincoln

Malachy McGill

Partner - Lincoln

Wendy Spalding-Siracusa

Partner - Lincoln & Skegness

Stephen Swift

Partner - Sleaford

Richard Tinn

Partner - Boston

Steven Dowse

Solicitor - Skegness

Calum Hanrahan

Graduate CILEx - Lincoln

Paul Walker

Graduate CILEx - Lincoln

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