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Agriculture & Rural Affairs — Leicester and surrounds


BHW Solicitors - Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Leicester

What the team is known for Advises organisations, landowners, farmers and farming businesses on sales and purchases of agricultural and rural property and agricultural tenancies. Noted for renewable energy deals, disputes and farm business structuring.

Work highlights Advised the landowners on the sale of over 31 acres of farm land.

Acted on a £1.3 million acquisition of farmland in Leicestershire, including an overage agreement and registration of previously unregistered land.

Significant clients Cathedral Agricultural Partnership, JT Land & Sons, W Potter & Sons (Poultry), James Coles & Sons (Nurseries).

Notable practitioners

Kate Chorley acts for developers, individuals and landowners, regularly assisting with agricultural and rural property issues. A source describes her as "really approachable, practical, gives good advice and comes up with a solution," and praises her "high quality of work."

About the Team (content provided by BHW Solicitors)

The Agricultural and Rural Affairs department stands out for the quality and consistency of its Agricultural and Estates work.

The Department is best known for:

  • Development, Promotion and Option Agreements and s106 agreements for residential and other types of development;
  • The acquisition and disposal of agricultural and rural properties;
  • Agricultural tenancies and farm business tenancies;
  • Working with landowners in the region and beyond to restructure their farming businesses to effectively plan for succession;
  • Renewable Energy Agreements; and
  • Secured lending in relation to agricultural property.

BHW is a key player nationally in secured lending where agricultural property and other property is used as a sole or primary security.

BHW has been appointed a Professional Partner of one of the country's leading peer-to-peer lending platforms, Folk2Folk, which specialises in Agricultural lending. BHW was one of the first firms outside of the South-West invited to join the panel.

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BHW Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Kate Chorley acts for developers, individuals and landowners, regularly assisting with agricultural and rural property issues. A source describes her as "really approachable, practical, gives good advice and comes up with a solution," and praises her "high quality of work."

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