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Agriculture and Rural Property – Legal Services & Advice

At Paris Smith, we understand the needs of our landowning clients.

Our Agriculture and Rural Property team is able to provide a one stop legal service whatever your needs.

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Whether it be the sale or purchase of a landed estate, the family farm or an extensive grouse moor in the North of England, legal advice will be required on the underlying transaction itself, as well as a myriad of connected matters such as:

  • employment issues for transferring staff;
  • the setting up of a specialist vehicle to purchase the property (whether it be a company, LLP, family partnership); and
  • the all important capital tax considerations which form an important part of any transaction.

Ongoing agriculture and rural property advice is given on issues such as:

  • partnerships;
  • share farming arrangements;
  • farm business tenancies;
  • Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies;
  • commercial lettings; 
  • sporting rights;
  • diversification; and
  • equestrian matters.

In addition our Planning team can assist farmers and rural land owners with all matters relating to planning, planning law and the promotion and development of land and property. Members of the team are also proudly registered to provide advice to CLA members across the South East and South West.

Our family lawyers are highly experienced in the intricacies of a farming divorce and our dispute resolution solicitors are well versed in property disputes.

The team is headed by Guy Hurst who prior to being a solicitor qualified and practised for several years as a land agent. 

Winchester Contact

Guy Hurst

T: 01962 677 807
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Meet the Team

Michael Barrett

T: 01962 679789
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Huw Miles
Finance LLP Partner

T: 01962 679 778
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Amanda Brockwell
LLP Partner

T: 01962 677 808
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Tom Georgiou
LLP Partner

T: 01962 679 715
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Janet May
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2336
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David Roath
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2238
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William Hadley
LLP Partner

T: 01962 679 771
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Isabel Deverill
LLP Partner

T: 01962 677 811
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Jason Oliver
LLP Partner

T: 01962 679 772
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