27 February 2023

NFU reappoints Wilkin Chapman to legal panel

The NFU has reappointed Wilkin Chapman to its legal panel for Nottingham and Lincolnshire.

Part of the NFU, which supports over 46,000 farming and growing businesses, the NFU Legal Panel comprises 15 firms across the country that offer a comprehensive legal service encompassing areas of law relevant to farming and growing. This includes succession planning, diversification, renewable energy, and dispute resolution.

With strong links to the agriculture sector through decades of experience supporting food and farming businesses, and having been a member of the Legal Panel since its inception in 2008, we will now continue to support farmers through the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) for the next three years following our reappointment.

Our senior partner, Andrew Holt, said:

"Wilkin Chapman is proud and excited to be reappointed as a longstanding member of the NFU Legal Panel. 

“Our breadth and depth of expertise enables us to provide highly valued support to the farming community and organisations engaged in the agriculture and food sector. We continue to forge strong relationships with individuals and businesses, confidently addressing the challenges and opportunities that arise. 

“We will support the continued journey of all within the sector, providing the legal expertise necessary to ensure members access all of the support services that the NFU can offer"

Andrew Clark, NFU director of policy, said: 

“The Legal Panel is an important feature of the NFU’s legal services offering to our members and I am delighted to confirm the reappointments.

“The NFU’s panel firms are committed to supporting NFU members and have clearly strengthened their agricultural and rural teams over the past few years. Their broad expertise is highly valued by our in-house legal team and NFU members.”

Nick Hamer, Chair of the NFU legal board, added: 

“The aftermath of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic created a number of challenges for farming and growing businesses. We are entering a period of transition for the industry and this undoubtedly puts the Legal Panel in high demand, providing expert advice to NFU members on a wide range of legal matters.

“The reappointments will serve to strengthen the bond between the NFU and the Legal Panel, delivering benefits for all NFU members and LAS subscribers.”

Andrew Holt, Wilkin Chapman LLP
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