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 South West 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 (2020), which describes us as a “leading firm in this area and one of the biggest names in this space”.
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.
The work that our property team deals with on a daily basis covers a wide range of rural property matters including (but not limited to):
Farm sales and purchases
Farming partnership, family arrangements and succession
Finance and funding arrangements
Farm Business tenancies
Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies
Complex land interests
At Stephens Scown, we have a strong team of rural property lawyers across the South West and are ranked by independent legal guides, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. To find out how we can assist you please contact our team today.