Partnership and farming structures
Partnership structures are commonly found in rural business and it requires careful planning to ensure that the structure is tailored to your needs.
Farming partnerships are more complicated than they first appear. It is quite often the case that they hold valuable assets such as farm entitlements, land, machinery and livestock. This is why it is important for you to get the right legal advice from the start from experienced professionals who understand first hand the issues that you face.
Our team of experienced and specialist lawyers can provide you with legal advice on all aspects of farming business structures including partnerships, sole traders, companies and limited liability partnerships.
You will benefit from a team of experts who between them have a wealth of experience in looking after farming families and helping them pass the farming business efficiently and smoothly onto the next generation. We can advise you on bringing younger members of the family into the business and how to provide financially in the future for non-farming family members.
Our experienced team can advise you on the creation of partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited partnerships as well as issues on retirement or death of a partner in order to ensure the smooth running of your business. We can also advise you on partnership resolutions, joint venture agreements and share farming agreements.
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.
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. Our leading lawyers can provide you with straightforward advice and transparency of costs because they take time to get to know and understand your needs. You can be confident that the legal advice you receive 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.