Agricultural & Rural

The Agricultural and Rural Team at WJM recognise that for you, owning land is a relationship. You care for your land, you work hard to look after your house and family and you take care of your business.

We know what your land, family and business mean to you and we work hard with you to support and strengthen that relationship.

In our team we have a network of specialists with expertise on a range of issues whether it be planning, renewable energy projects, land issues, employment, succession planning, tax or advice on the best corporate or tax structure for you. Working as a team they all contribute to provide answers to the range of problems that arise in farming families, farming businesses, estate ownership and the land on which our rural clients’ lives are founded.

As longstanding market-leading family business advisers, we help family businesses and business families to plan ahead for future generations.

Almost every farm or estate has at least one employee and in the constantly changing field of employment law we can advise on all aspects of employment law including representation at tribunal. Divorce or separation is an issue for all families but where your main asset is your land or family business the effects can be particularly devastating. We work closely with our Family Law team in these situations to make the best of your situation.

Our team also includes experts in wills, trusts, powers of attorney, estate administration and tax to help you cope when a family member dies.

Farming and estates’ businesses, regularly, have complex corporate, employment and management issues that face most other businesses. Our team can help you with all of these.