Agricultural tax planning, succession and wills
Your landed estate, farm or business is a testament to you and your family's lifelong efforts.
If legal advice on helping you to pass the estate, farm and rural business down to the next generation is to make sense, it should come from someone who understands rural life and can truly empathise with you.
That is why Moore Blatch have put together a team of experts who between them have a wealth of experience on succession and tax planning, wills, trusts and probate.
We work closely with your existing accountants, bankers, land agents and business consultants or we can facilitate introductions to farming specialists if you have a need for accountancy or land agency advice. We understand that talking about these issues and succession planning can be a very emotionally demanding experience for you and we will work with you to ensure that the process is as stress free as possible.
Our approach means we maintain excellent and trusted relationships with other rural professionals which in turn, enables us to work as a team to provide you with the best, joined up advice as possible. In addition, many of the team are members of the Agricultural Law Association, the Country Land and Business Association and the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Our experienced team can advise you on the following:
availability of agricultural property relief and business property relief;
farms and landed estates tax planning;
agricultural wills and succession;
inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning;
the creation, administration and winding up of trusts;
lasting powers of attorney; and
As one of the leading specialist legal rural services teams in the South we will deliver the quality of service and expertise you would expect from a top London practice but at a rate of a quality regional firm. Our lawyers are accessible and approachable explaining legal matters in plain, easy to understand language. We are happy to hold meetings at your home or place of business wherever you are located.
You can be confident that our legal advice is well informed, practical and based on a deep knowledge and love of the countryside.
If you would like to find out more, please contact our head of rural services Ed Whittington.