Thrings is a firm which offers a culture of excellent job satisfaction, progressive career development and flexible working.
Members of our Agriculture team pride themselves on collaborating with specialists from other Thrings teams (i.e. Planning, Environment, Employment, IP, Commercial Property, Private Client) to ensure clients receive a fully integrated service.
We are growing and have a number of opportunities in our Bristol, Romsey and Bath offices so if you are interested in joining our specialist, innovative Agriculture team, take a look at our roles below.
Remember, you don’t have to have worked in an agriculture practice before; your background may be in planning, commercial property, general litigation, development of land. If you think you can add value to Thrings’ Agriculture team, we would like to hear from you.
Our current vacancies
Our work is market leading. Don’t take our word for it – we are ranked in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and Legal 500 in the Top Tier, and have been for many years.
Our work spans across agricultural/rural property transactions, rural planning, agricultural/farming-related disputes, strategic land and rural businesses.
We are able to offer our team a wide variety of stimulating work, getting to meet and work alongside clients from the very outset of their career with us.
We’ve have been involved in work that has led to the government changing UK law, class actions of national importance, and we regularly represent clients in all regulatory matters all over the country.
Please see below for an example of the work that we have been involved in recently with the Matterley Estate.
Diversification: The Matterley Estate from Thrings Law on Vimeo.
We are the largest specialist agriculture legal team in the country. We are ranked highly by leading industry guides Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
We also act for the two biggest agricultural membership associations in the UK (NFU and CLA) and work closely with the third (TFA).We are also NFU panel solicitors in seven counties in southern England – more than any other firm in the UK.
We are on the Business Clinic panel of Farmers Weekly (the leading publication in the UK for the agricultural sector) and regularly provide articles and in-depth analysis.
While our Agriculture team sits in Bath, Bristol, Romsey and Frome Market, Thrings’ demonstrates its national presence by supporting key industry events to keep abreast of developments from the food and farming sectors.
We have a long-term association with the Oxford Farming Conference, having sponsored the Oxford Union debate and post-debate supper for many years. Members of the team also regularly speak at events hosted by the NFU, BIAC and the Tenant Farmers Association.
In 2019 Thrings welcomed over 250 leading members of the farming and rural community to the RAU in Cirencester for what we believe is the largest agriculture conference run by any law firm in the country
The team is also at the cutting edge of renewable technology, advising farmers and rural landowners across the country on solar power, fracking, wind energy and battery storage. We are currently acting for a landowner on a solar project due to be treated as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project.
Following on from the successful ‘Thrings Meets’ series, ‘Thrings Eats’ celebrates the businesses, groups and organisations that put food at the heart of Hampshire. The project is being run by Thrings in support of the Countryside Education Trust (CET), the charity which aims to help children and adults learn about, understand and care for the countryside. Take a look at our latest Thrings Eats with former F1 Champion, Jody Scheckter.
Thrings and the Countryside Education Trust continue their search for those at the heart of Hampshire’s food-producing community.