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Agricultural Law

Agriculture is a major employment sector in Dumfries and Galloway, and our knowledgeable team can offer practical advice to any land or estate owners, farming businesses and rural employers. We understand the issues specific to the rural sector, and Walker & Sharpe will work with you to reach the best outcome for you.

Land Transactions

If you’re buying, selling, or building on an area of land, we can help to ensure that your rights are preserved, and we’ll help you comply with any applicable rules and regulations. There are strict legal obligations to be observed in an agricultural land transaction and our team will make sure you have all the information you need.

Farm and Estate sales and purchases

From smallholdings to large estates, Walker & Sharpe can work with you to ensure you’re getting the best possible outcome whether you’re buying or selling to set up for the future.

Partnerships

Many farming businesses involve partnerships, whether they’re family or otherwise. At Walker & Sharpe, we can assist at every stage, whether it’s dealing with the death or retirement of a partner, the admission of new partners or relationship breakdown and dissolution.

Inheritance and Succession

We know that planning for the future is essential in farming, but we also understand the complex and fragile issues that surround succession planning. Developing a tailored succession plan helps to protect the future of the farm and ensures a smooth transition for everyone involved.

 

Taxation and Trusts

Our aim is to ensure you have all the information required when it comes to understanding agricultural taxes and trusts. Walker & Sharpe work to help you plan your taxes and remain tax compliant.

Salmon Fishings and Sportings

Many landowners choose to let out the sporting and fishing rights to paying tenants. We can deal with sporting and fishing interests, advising on aspects of sale, purchase and leasing as well as salmon fishing rights, which are treated as a separate legal interest and can be owned by another party, separate from the ownership of the land and the river.

Agricultural Tenancies

At Walker & Sharpe, we work with both tenants and landlords who are involved in farm tenancy agreements to ensure that both parties understand the legal requirements involved. From rent reviews to the retirement of tenants, we appreciate the value in keeping your business running with as little interruption as possible.

For more information about any of our agricultural law services and how we can help you, please get in touch.

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