Agriculture – Businesses2019-09-12T09:25:03+00:00

Agriculture

What we do

We provide specialist agricultural legal advice from a team of highly experienced lawyers, which understand the sector.

We are not farmers, although most of the team have farming heritage, a farming family or a passion for farming and the rural environment. We feel extremely privileged to work in this sector and live and have offices in the Dorset countryside. We are forever learning about farming and estate management and are grateful to clients that happily impart knowledge and show us their farms and produce.

We are lawyers, and can help our clients safeguard their business, plan for the future, resolve disputes, document ownership and property, formulise agreements and promises, and introduce them to other professionals, farmers, manufacturers etc that can help their business.

We are members of the Agricultural Law Association, the Countryside Alliance and the Countryside and Land Owners Association. We sponsor the Dorset Food & Arts Festival and The Blackmore Vale Taste of Dorset Awards.

How we do it

Our team of agricultural lawyers work closely together to provide a complete service for your changing needs and update clients when statute and regulations alter.

Each lawyer has years of experience and knowledge in specific legal fields, giving clients an expert that can provide the best advice on the following subjects. When suitable we also provide practical advice and guidance.

  • Wills, Trust and Probate
  • Property
  • Disputes
  • Matrimonial
  • Employment
  • HR
  • Debt collection
  • Land

We listen to our clients to find out what their needs are and how they see their business developing and growing. We provide advice in plain English and enjoy seeing clients at their farms. We provide practical advice gleaned from years of experience and can put the clients in touch with third party experts, where necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.

Why choose us

The department has been recognised by the Legal 500, an independent business that assesses and ranks the best law firms, by confidential consultation and feedback from clients, other professionals and law firms, for the last 4 years. The firm won Law Firm of the Year in the 2019 Dorset Legal Awards (up to 99 employees), affirming us as the firm of choice.

We take a proactive approach to solving your legal needs and the team is available to talk through matters with you at any stage.

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The Agriculture Team

Ian Campbell
Principal
Wills and Estate Planning

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Elinor Davis
Senior Associate
Head of Commercial Property

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Jerome Dodge
Principal
Head of Private Client – Wills and Estate Planning

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Paul Dunlop
Principal
Head of Litigation and Disputes

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Sarah Dunlop
Chartered Legal Executive
Commercial Property

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Alan Horne
Principal
Joint Head of Residential Property

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Laura Martin
Associate
Head of Family Law

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Edward O’Brien
Associate
Litigation and Employment

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Carla Phillips
Solicitor
Residential and Commercial Property

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