The agricultural department can deal with all aspects of agricultural and rural law including:

  • The sale and purchase of land and farms
  • Transfer of basic farm payment entitlements and agri-environmental schemes
  • Farm business tenancies and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies
  • Renewable energy
  • Mineral and sporting rights
  • Diversification
  • Easements
  • Share and contract farming agreements.

Ian is from a farming family and still maintains an interest in running a family mixed livestock and arable farm in Weardale. This means that Ian can understand the practical issues involved in a transaction as well as the legal implications.

If you require any advice in relation to any of the above issues or, indeed any other issues relating to your business please do not hesitate to contact our agricultural department on 0191 5670465 or by email

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