Thrings Farms focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing farmers and landowners across the country.  We partner with Farmers Weekly Business Clinic to answer questions from their readers about legal issues that they face today. As panel lawyers for the NFU across seven counties, we offer a farm health check to NFU members and all those in the agriculture sector to identify any legal issues with your land and the structure of your family business.

Our Agriculture team is always on hand to provide specialist advice, and works alongside our Agri-business team to ensure an integrated service to those in the rural sector.



We are being advised to put farm business into a discretionary trust

Placing assets into trust can be an effective way of protecting them. Read here


The implications for farmers of drought, meeting supply contracts with customers

With one of the driest summers on record, and drought restrictions. Read here


New advice from the NFU: Protecting landowners from public rights of way claims

The NFU has responded with a new advice service for rights of way. Read here


Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Can we do anything about busy public footpath?

Robert James of Thrings advises on a neighbour and footpath question. Read here


Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Do planning delays mean I can build shed?

Rebecca Stanton, sets out possible solutions to a frustrating planning delay. Read here


We are concerned that our old septic tank may put off a buyer of our farm

we know there have been some changes to the regulations and requirements. Read here


Nutrient neutrality is causing considerable difficulties for development in rural areas

This, unfortunately, is not an issue which will disappear anytime soon. Read here


The NFU's Farm Safety Week shines the spotlight on avoidable tragedies on farms

This week highlights the importance of risk management. Read here


Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Who is responsible for fence upkeep?

Russell Reeves of Thrings, advises on liability for stock escaping. Read here


Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: A Neighbour is restricting our right of way

Russell Reeves, partner, discusses a right-of-way dispute and possible solutions. Read here


What happens when your farm barn conversion falls outside planning permission?

dwelling outside planning permission. What do they need to know/do? Read here


Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Advice on pollution interview under caution

Alex Madden, looks at what to do for an interview under caution. Read here


Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Can court force farm sale in divorce proceedings?

Hannah Jenkins, sets out how assets are treated in divorce proceedings. Read here


Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Can we register land if the deeds are mislaid?

Josephine Taylor, advises on registering land for which the deeds are missing. Read here

As the Agriculture sector evolves, new opportunities and challenges continue to emerge. Our specialists combine in-depth sector knowledge with a keen understanding of your commercial concerns. Drawing on expertise across our firm, we can help you protect your business and brand, guide you through regulatory complexities and assist you across all legal issues.

Thrings' Agriculture team


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