Agriculture & Rural Business Solicitors in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

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

  • DBS are delighted with the advice given by Euan McLaughlin regarding GDPR. Euan has helped us to make sense of this potential minefield and has put in place robust policies and terms that protect our organisation.

    David Clarke, DBS Internet Marketing
  • Corporate partner Martin Walsh, led a team from Sills, who were an integral part of the team working on our recent multi million pound Management Buy Out of Battles Ltd.

    Sills worked tirelessly to complete the transaction against a very tight deadline. Martin used his significant transaction experience and legal knowledge to find practical solutions to the inevitable issues that arose and provided some particularly sage advice when we had our most difficult meetings with the Vendor. Sills service levels were excellent, providing a fast response to communications and immediately turning around the transactional documents. I rate them very highly and would not hesitate in recommending Martin and the Sills corporate team to anyone buying or selling a company or business.

    Richard Dewey, Hayward & Bower Ltd
  • As CEO of  Sleaford Quality Foods I was delighted with the work  Sills & Betteridge very recently carried out for the group on the multi million pound acquisition in Sleaford of the land and building formerly occupied (following their closure) by Great Plains UK Ltd which site is directly opposite our current factory and Warehouse. Having been looking for land in Sleaford for some time to meet the demands of our very rapidly growing business,  our turnover is now in excess of £55 million, the location and the 8 acre plus site was perfect for us.

    I wanted the transaction completed very quickly so as not to lose the opportunity and to have minimum interference with our production. As suppliers of dried foods and spices to the food industry it was vital we did not let down our customers.

    I would in particular like to mention the work which Sills partner Martin Walsh, carried out for us in leading the Sills team. He worked very hard to ensure the transaction was completed to a very tight deadline.

    I have worked with Sills for a number of years and continue to be very impressed with them and have no hesitation in recommending Martin and the Sills team.

    James Arnold, CEO Sleaford Quality Foods Ltd
  • 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

Stephen Swift

Partner - Sleaford

Steven Dowse

Solicitor - Skegness

Branches Across Lincolnshire & Nottingham

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