For agricultural and rural property owners, boundaries to land are of huge importance and disputes can have far reaching implications for the use of the land and its value. With national expertise resolving a wide variety of boundary related issues, we will work with you to ensure the value of your land or interest is preserved.

You should be confident that your land is safe, and we can help you protect it with specialist guidance in this complex and often emotive area of law.

Key Contacts

Russell Reeves

Partner 0117 930 9598

Robert James

Partner 0117 374 9614


With significant understanding of rural and agricultural land issues and extensive experience of resolving disagreements and their associated complexities, our team are specialists in boundary disputes.

Protecting your land takes a comprehensive and meticulous approach. Our experts will take this out of your hands, carrying out detailed site visits, local authority enquiries, map inspections and historical research. We will work with you to understand your situation and you can rely on us to work towards achieving your objectives, protecting your interests and to put measures in place to prevent future boundary issues.

As National Farmers Union panel solicitors for more counties than any other law firm in the country you can rest assured you are represented by industry-leading experts in the field.

We are also the sole appointed legal advisors to the ‘Business Clinic’ in the industry leading publication ‘Farmers Weekly’.

  • Acting for a Wiltshire farmer in a dispute with a neighbouring landowner on the correct interpretation of a legal boundary in a conveyance. The case involved detailed analysis of title deeds, Ordnance Survey maps, GPS mapping data and evidence from multiple witnesses. The case was successfully resolved at mediation including a payment of a large lump sum to our farming client.
  • Acting for a Buckinghamshire farmer in a dispute with a neighbouring land owner concerning the legal boundary between their properties. The case involved multiple proceedings and a reference to the First Tier Tribunal. It was settled to our client’s satisfaction shorty before trial.
  • Advising a Hampshire landowner and successfully defending a claim brought against her that a boundary had moved under the law of adverse possession. The case involved an implied boundary agreement and the ‘hedge and ditch’ rule.
  • Advising a Surrey based farming business on a claim by neighbouring landowners that the physical boundary was in the wrong place and did not reflect the legal boundary. The case was resolved without the need for court proceedings.
  • Acting for a Gloucestershire land owner in a claim concerning the correct location of a legal boundary shown in an historic deed. The case involved GPS mapping and expert witness determination.

Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • Access disputes
  • Adverse Possession
  • Appeals against party wall awards
  • Boundaries with roadways, hedges and ditches
  • Boundaries with water
  • Boundary determination
  • Implied and express boundary agreements
  • Land Registration Act claims
  • Possession orders

Industry Accreditations

We have strong ties to the following:


Acting as National Farmers Union panel solicitors for more counties than any other law firm in the country, we have strong ties to the following:

  • Agricultural Law Association 
  • British Institute of Agricultural Consultants
  • Central Association of Agricultural Valuers
  • Country Land and Business Association
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Tenant Farmers Association

We are also proud to be the sole designated legal contributor to the Farmers Weekly Business Clinic.

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NFU Members

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As an NFU Panel Firm we offer NFU Members a 12.5% discount on our fees for qualifying cases and if you subscribe to the NFU’s Legal Assistance Scheme further funding from the NFU may be available.