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Agriculture & Rural

Farmers, landowners and rural businesses are faced with ever evolving opportunities and challenges as a result of the swift pace of change both in legislation and technology. Our team of specialist lawyers has a keen understanding of the issues and will work in partnership with you in order to provide effective solutions that meet your needs.

Our strong reputation in this area has been built over more than 100 years during which we have been advising farmers and land owners. We have also been associated with the NFU in Kent for more than 70 years putting us in the best position to partner you in managing your business and in supporting you to look after your family.

Whatever your circumstances, we work closely with you and other professionals such as surveyors, land agents and accountants, to formulate strategies that you can implement in the sure knowledge that they will address your immediate concerns as well as secure your future.

Whatever your needs, our team of experts can find a workable and cost effective solution for your particular situation.

Fact Sheets

Agricultural tenancies fact sheet

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News & Events

Brachers to join expert panel at CLA event

On 16 March, Brachers planning law partner Lee May will be joining a number of property and business experts at the Country Land and Business Association’s (CLA) event ‘The Kent Debate – Whose land is it anyway?’ Read more


Brachers sponsors Kent Excellence in Business Awards for fourth successive year

Brachers is proud to sponsor the Best Land Based Business in Kent for the fourth successive year, as part of the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA). Read more


Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more


Brachers is delighted to be supporting the Weald of Kent & East Kent Ploughing Match

We are delighted to, once again, be supporting the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match and the East Kent Ploughing Match. Read more


Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market

Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more


Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers

Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more

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Meet the Team

Allis Beasley | Partner

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Catherine Daw | Partner

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Sarah Gaines | Partner

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Lee May | Partner

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Simon Palmer | Consultant

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Stephen Smith | Partner

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Sarah Webster | Partner

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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

Compulsory purchase laws – what does this mean for landowners?

Lee May recently took part in the CLA Kent Debate on Compulsory Purchase, addressing the impact of development on land across the South East. In this article Lee highlights the need for reform, following the recent judgement of the Supreme Court (in the case of HCA v JS Bloor (Wilmslow) Ltd [2017]) which demonstrates the complexity of the law on compulsory purchase valuation. Read more


Future-Proofing: Brachers role in the growth and success of the Hadlow Group

Brachers was first retained in 1992 to support Hadlow College with effective credit management and equity release to help bolster its finances and footprint in the educational sector. Read more


Agriculture and Rural business legal handbook

Our team of specialist lawyers understand the demands placed on those operating in the rural sector and work in partnership with you in order to provide seamless advice for both your business and personal needs. Read more


Addressing the challenge of rural crime

Tackling rural crime presents a number of challenges, with scarce police resources spread across a wide area including many remote and hard to reach locations. Read more


Future-Proofing Your Rural Business

The vote in favour of Brexit will undoubtedly have significant implications for the UK’s rural and agricultural sector. Read more


Brexit: What do we know already about the impact on business?

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union after 43 years, organisations up and down the country have been looking for clear answers about the implications of Brexit for their business. Read more

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