Agriculture Law

If you’re a farmer or landowner, our department of specialist agricultural lawyers can help with all aspects of law affecting agricultural businesses and rural landholdings. Over the years, we’ve worked with countless farmers and landowners across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK.


Our appointment and subsequent reappointment as NFU Legal Panel for the East Midlands reflects our experience in specialist agricultural cases, as well as non-farming areas such as diversification, tax planning, probate, family law and conveyancing.

We were winners of the inaugural NFU Legal Panel Excellence Award 2017.

"We are very proud Wilkin Chapman has been awarded the first Legal Panel Excellence Award - It shows the commitment and hard work they put into the relationship." - Gordon Corner, NFU East Midlands Regional Director

Over the years our multi-disciplined lawyers have helped farmers and landowners with cases ranging from small, everyday formalities to large, serious cases affecting farm businesses and rural landholdings. Whatever you need, rest assured that we’re here for you and ready to get started.

If you need help and advice regarding business law in the agricultural sector, look no further. Our team of agricultural law experts can provide advice on a wide range of agricultural matters, including:

  • Sale, purchases and tenancies
  • Land registrations
  • Contracts
  • Diversification opportunities
  • EU and subsidy matters
  • Wayleaves and easements
  • Options
  • Tenancy disputes
  • Arbitrations
  • Planning law
  • General business and partnership matters including tax planning
  • Regulatory issues
  • Renewables
  • Succession and estate planning

FREE Farming Health Check

Safeguarding you and your farm’s future with clear and well-defined documentation, will lead to certainty for future generations and security for your farming business. To help with this, we have designed a survey for you to self-appraise the current state of your business and personal life. It will take you a few minutes to complete and you will receive a full report on the issues you need to address with the opportunity to book a FREE health check with one of our specialist solicitors.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property solicitors can provide you with advice on all types of property transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, planning agreements, residential developments, commercial and industrial developments, options, leases and licences.

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Construction & Engineering

Our specialist team of construction and engineering legal experts can help and advise you with a wide range of construction and engineering projects. We have extensive experience of working with, and providing advice to, a broad client base including: the construction, civil engineering, process engineering, power and waste industries. We are also experienced in working with residential and commercial developers, contractors, civil and structural engineers and defence contractors.

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Corporate and Commercial

Our team of specialist corporate and commercial solicitors work closely with you to achieve your commercial goals. We take a practical approach to business and understanding your business needs. Our expert corporate lawyers not only know the law, but also draw upon their experience to provide you with effective solutions to any given situation. Our team is flexible and has the resources to manage all sizes of transactions and matters for small to medium sized (SME) organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

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Employment law and HR advice

We advise businesses of all sizes, including national businesses who are based in our immediate area and beyond. Our team of HR and employment law specialist solicitors have over 50 years' experience in dealing with employment matters and are committed to providing cost effective advice.

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Firearms Licensing Advice

The law surrounding the ownership, use and licensing of firearms is complex. The Firearms Act 1968 and Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 provide the framework within which guns can be owned and used in England. Non compliance with the Act can result in minor offences, which carry fines of £400 and/or sentences of up to six months in prison, through to serious offences, which carry unlimited fines and sentences of up to 10 years in prison. Our team of experts can provide you with advice on all aspects of firearms licensing, including shotgun revocation.

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Landlord & Tenant Services

Our dedicated team have significant experience in advising landlords on all issues including preparing tenancy agreements, serving notices, taking court action to remove troublesome tenants, disrepair claims

We guarantee to serve any notices, issue any proceedings or prepare any tenancy agreements on the same day if we receive all details before midday, or the following day if received after midday.

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Agriculture - Legal 500, 2017