Agricultural Law

In keeping with the strong tradition of farming in the Lee Valley area, C. W. Ashe & Co. has been providing legal services to the farming community since our foundation in 1888. Our location and experience of dealing with the local farming community means that we are ideally suited to provide clear and practical advice to members of the farming and agricultural sectors.

In recent times we have advised farmers and landowners in relation to the development of wind farms on their lands. Wind farms can be seen as a lucrative form of extra income however the development of wind turbines on land can significantly affect your property rights and land use far into the future. Landowners are strongly advised to seek independent legal advice before entering any agreement with a wind farm developer.

We have advised farmers, landowners and agricultural businesses on a wide range of legal issues including the following:

  • Agricultural leases
  • Collaborative farming legal issues
  • Contract heifer rearing agreements
  • Cow leasing agreements
  • Grazing agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Share farming agreements
  • Succession planning
  • Voluntary transfer of sites
  • Wills and inheritance
  • Wind farm development agreements