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UK Guide

Agriculture & Rural Affairs — Wales


JCP Solicitors - Agriculture & Rural Affairs

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on various agricultural matters, including rights of way, tenancy and boundary issues. Expertise representing clients in contentious probate issues and regulatory matters. Panel firm for the National Farmers Union in South and West Wales. Regularly handles work relating to the dairy industry, particularly milk contracts.

Strengths Market commentators say: "It's a good firm, undoubtedly, and the market leader in Wales. They have a really good tie-in with the NFU and they're good at what they do."

Clients say: "I would recommend them as the level of service is excellent. It's a really good firm."

Work highlights Represented a farming family in Wales in an adverse possession application.

Advised a family on the surrender of a farm tenancy.

Significant clients National Farmers Union, Wales Young Farmers Club.

Notable practitioners

The "fantastic" Rory Hutchings is head of the rural practice group at JCP. He handles a varied workload, including landlord and tenant, rights of way and adverse possession matters. An interviewee praises his ability to handle disputes, adding: "His agricultural law knowledge is second to none." Another source says: "He's well embedded in the sector. He gets out and about and understands his clients."

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Hugh James - Agriculture & Rural Affairs

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Counsels landowners, banks and developers on wind farm projects and assists farmers and landowners with tax and estate planning advice. Also represents clients in contentious trusts and estates matters. Lawyers at the firm are able to advise clients in Welsh.

Strengths Sources say: "They've developed an amazing practice in the south of Wales."

Clients say: "They were very good, very approachable, had a very good service and they were responsive."

Notable practitioners

Matthew Evans is noted for his contentious probate practice and regularly represents landowning clients. A client says: "He was very good, very efficient, approachable and got the job done in a timely fashion."

Department profile by Hugh James

Hugh James has advised farmers, tenants, agribusinesses and public bodies for more than forty years. This in-depth understanding of the issues farmers and landowners face means our specialists have the expertise and experience to assist clients in this sector with all of their legal needs.

The team at Hugh James consists of a number of lawyers (many of whom are Welsh speaking) who have developed an understanding of the agriculture sector from advising on various contractual, corporate and rural land and property matters and also providing personal advice for individuals and families involved in farming businesses.

Our broad expertise includes:

  • Agricultural disputes
  • Estate planning and wills
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Farm tax
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Health and safety
  • Contractual agreements
  • Estate disputes relating to agricultural assets
  • Construction
  • Partnerships
  • Employment
  • Rural land
  • Environmental issues
  • Rural property

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Morgan LaRoche Ltd - Agriculture & Rural Affairs

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

What the team is known for Swansea-based firm assisting clients with farm and land transactions, renewable energy projects and farm partnership matters. Further experience in commercial and property dispute resolution, including contentious tenancy issues. Also advises clients on wills and estate planning.

Notable practitioners

Kevin Thomas deals with the full range of agricultural matters, including development and property investment. A commentator says: "He gives a lot of advice and he's very well regarded." Thomas is fluent in Welsh.

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Senior Statesmen

Edward Harris Solicitor

From the Chambers UK guide

Edward Harris is a sole practitioner based in Swansea who advises clients on the management of agricultural estates and land. He also has deep expertise in common land law and matters relating to village greens. "He is an encyclopaedia of common land," says a fellow practitioner.

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Band 1

JCP Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

The "fantastic" Rory Hutchings is head of the rural practice group at JCP. He handles a varied workload, including landlord and tenant, rights of way and adverse possession matters. An interviewee praises his ability to handle disputes, adding: "His agricultural law knowledge is second to none." Another source says: "He's well embedded in the sector. He gets out and about and understands his clients."

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Band 1

Nerys Llewelyn Jones

Agri Advisor Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Nerys Llewelyn Jones is the managing partner of Agri Advisor Solicitors. "She is the pre-eminent specialist in pure agriculture work in Wales. I'd turn to her if I had a question about obscure agriculture law," says a source, adding: "She's very well respected by the sector and the community, she's seen as one of them. She understands and is passionate about the issues."

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Band 2

Hugh James

From the Chambers UK guide

Matthew Evans is noted for his contentious probate practice and regularly represents landowning clients. A client says: "He was very good, very efficient, approachable and got the job done in a timely fashion."

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Band 2

Morgan LaRoche Ltd

From the Chambers UK guide

Kevin Thomas deals with the full range of agricultural matters, including development and property investment. A commentator says: "He gives a lot of advice and he's very well regarded." Thomas is fluent in Welsh.

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