Our agricultural disputes lawyers combine in-depth knowledge of the sector with unparalleled legal expertise. We understand the pressures faced by our clients in this sector and we are committed to providing clear and effective solutions, built around their business objectives. We are nationally recognised and respected throughout the industry both for our expertise and our ability to use it constructively to the benefit of our clients.

Our expert agricultural disputes lawyers are highly experienced in the full range of contentious agricultural matters. From dealing with agricultural land disputes to product liability and financing issues, our lawyers have the legal expertise, in-depth sector knowledge and proven track record to deliver the best outcomes.

When a dispute arises, we provide expert guidance to our clients, throughout the process; whether in courts, arbitrations or other tribunals. We are also experienced in the full range of dispute resolution methods, including mediation.

We have published The Pink Book 2, Burges Salmon’s legal 'bible' for landowners and farmers. The book covers topics as diverse as buying, selling and developing farmland, estate planning, trusts and partnerships, planning and employment law and is free to download.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in agricultural disputes includes the following:

  • Agricultural tenancy and occupation issues.
  • Land ownership.
  • Agricultural partnerships.
  • Arbitrations.
  • Contractual issues.
  • Product liability.
  • Land issues.
  • Supply chain issues.
  • Financing issues.

Advising The Crown Estate and the National Trust on their extensive rural land holdings.

Advising a highly complex, highly contested family farming partnership/agricultural holdings dispute.

Acting for a landowner client in an arbitration resulting from the service of a Case B Notice to Quit to enable residential development to take place.

Acting for a tenant client in an arbitration to establish to status of a tenancy under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.

Dealing with claims arising from the installation of a milking parlour.

Advising on entitlements.

Bringing and revisiting agricultural succession applications on behalf of landlords and tenants.

Advising partners on the ending of long-standing partnership agreements.

Acting in proprietary estoppel cases involving agricultural land.

Dealing with disputes involving easements over agricultural land.

Advising on the effectiveness of supply contracts.

Acting for clients in respect of claims to the acquisition of land by adverse possession.

Advising estate trustees on potential claims against them.

Meet the team
Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy Partner

  • Estates and Land
  • Private Wealth
  • Agricultural Disputes
Maddie Dunn

Maddie Dunn Senior Associate

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Food and Farming 
  • Partnership Disputes

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