NFU FUNDING FOR YOU
NFU discount of our fees
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.
NFU Contract Checking Service
Seeking early advice before signing on the dotted line can protect you from potentially costly, lengthy and stressful legal disputes in the future. That’s why the NFU in conjunction with Thrings is delighted to offer a Contract Checking Service to NFU Farmer & Grower members. Thrings can undertake the work on your behalf by offering our independent professional advice to ensure you understand your rights and obligations, and are satisfied that your aims and objectives are met before you sign the contract.
When can the service be used?
When you receive a contract from another party you are planning to trade with or buy from
When you wish to issue a new contract yourself for a business transaction you are about to enter into with another party
When either you or the other party propose changes to any of the terms and conditions of an existing contract
How does the NFU contribute?
If you are an NFU member and subscribe to the NFU Legal Assistance Scheme we can on your behalf apply for financial assistance from the NFU up to a maximum of £1,000 towards the costs of having four contracts checked or drafted by Thrings.
Don’t sign contracts without understanding your rights and obligations. The above service could reduce the stress and high legal costs associated with contractual disputes that could be avoided if you seek professional advice before signing the contract.
NFU Legal Health Check
If you want us to carry out a free legal heath check of your farm and business, click the link “Take our Survey” at the top of this page.
The Legal Health Check can significantly help underpin your business’s resilience. During the current unprecedented changing times with the future implementation of the Agricultural Transition Plan, Environmental Land Management Scheme, Lump Sum Payments to name a few, our Legal Health Check could assist in many ways - including, but not limited to, the following areas:
Property matters (includes ownership, tenancies, land registration)
Estate planning (includes Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trust Deeds etc.)
Rights of Way (including Section 31(6) applications)
What does the service include?
Once you have completed our survey we will provide you with a simple report with any initial observations and/or recommendations.
How much does it cost?
Our Legal Health Check Service is free and is designed to provide you with a report that highlights any concerns or legal matters that need to be addressed.
If you then wish to take forward any recommendations identified at the report stage we will provide you with a costs estimate (including a 12.5% discount for NFU members) of a fixed fee prior to doing any work.
NFU funding towards issues addressed in the Legal Health Check
If you subscribe to the NFU’s Legal Assistance Scheme, on your behalf we can apply to the NFU for financial assistance of up to a maximum of £1,000 for four sets of instructions (at £250 each) generated by the Legal Health Check.