There for you
for better revenue

Working closely with Internal Drainage Boards across the UK, our legal team has a specialist knowledge of the Land Drainage Act 1991 and the latest developments with the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

In addition, our public law and governance specialists are experienced in advising on a range of issues from freedom of information requests, employment issues and the implementation of policies to ensure compliance with laws affecting public bodies.

You can benefit from:

  • Our long history of working for drainage boards and water management authorities;
  • Specialists who understand the relevant legislation, the powers and duties of drainage boards;
  • Clear advice from the outset, plainly setting out the options available with a pragmatic approach;
  • Regular updates with clear and concise communication;
  • A collaborative approach with other public bodies and parties to reach agreement and move matters forward;
  • A quick, efficient and cost effective service – we understand the public facing image.

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Partner and Head of Agriculture

Our firm

Wilkin Chapman is known as the “go to” firm for Agriculture in Lincolnshire, but alongside this we have developed a real niche in acting for public bodies in the rural setting.

Our holistic style is key. We understand that our clients require a joined up approach to ensure all their business needs are serviced which is why we combine our expertise from our property, employment, corporate and public law departments.

With our excellent links in the wider agricultural community, we understand the intrinsic part that the drainage boards and authorities play in supporting our rural communities and economies.

"After protracted negotiations with landowners, Wilkin Chapman’s expertise and depth of understanding in relation to the statutory powers granted to Boards and their use to facilitate development and improvement was crucial to the successful outcome. Thank you”

"Adam Ottley undertook this work [a public sector services agreement] under short timescales and was able to deftly translate his skills in preparing traditional commercial agreements into a more complex agreement between multiple public authorities."

Andrew McLachlan, Chief Executive, Ouse and Humber Drainage Board