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We work with many farmers, landowners and estate managers across the South West and further afield.

All recognise us as a truly specialist law firm with universally strong credentials, but with an understanding of the region and the commercial potential of its rural zones that surpasses that of larger or better-known firms outside the South West.

Expert support through the bad times, and the good

These are challenging times for everyone, but arguably more so for landowners. Unprecedented economic pressures are forcing many to restructure their operations, and while the potential avenues for diversification are many and varied, each is fraught with complexities – such as evolving technologies, ever-changing environmental and renewable energy opportunities, and new forms of taxation.

Identifying and exploiting the most favourable options, with contextually sound advice

Having legal advice from a law firm that genuinely understands the rural sector and the region – and who will proactively highlight new commercial opportunities for you – has arguably never been more important.

Stephens Scown’s specialist Agriculture and Rural Affairs team is on hand across the region to help you get your new projects off the ground while protecting your assets. Our expertise and ability is noted in Chambers and Partners Guide to the legal profession which describes us as a “leading firm in this area and one of the biggest names in this space” (2020) and “notable for its strength in depth and ability to cover a wide range of matters relevant to its rural client base” (2021).

Land management is undergoing a slow but steady revolution in the UK, and we’re here to help you navigate sometimes complex bureaucracy in pursuit of your ambitions.

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