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Agricultural Disputes

Agricultural disputes can be intensely sensitive. You can rely on us for pragmatic and straightforward advice that solves problems and secures positive outcomes.

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I’ve worked in the agricultural industry for over twenty years, starting in the National Farmers Union – I use my knowledge of the sector to help my clients resolve their issues. I make sure that I’m always available for my clients and take time to understand their issues in order to make sure I can advise them of the best course of action – or how to avoid a worse outcome.

Rory Hutchings


As an agricultural lawyer, I have a huge interest in the work I carry out as well as farming in general. My clients have included a variety of diverse farming businesses including livestock, arable and dairy farms, agricultural cooperatives, certification organisations, agricultural shows and tourist enterprises.

Your partner in solving agricultural disputes

We act for clients on a wide range of matters, including tenancy issues, property disputes, farming and supply chain contracts, joint venture agreements, partnership disputes, environmental issues, common land, estoppel claims and regulatory problems.

Our in-depth understanding of the rural sector means we bring invaluable insight and experience to every matter. When required, we can also call on the knowledge of colleagues across the business, while our standing in the sector gives us vital contacts when specialist expertise is needed to inform a situation.

Supporting clients across the sector

We act for clients across the sector, including individuals, small and large farming businesses, farming co-operatives and farming companies. We also act for commoners associations and renewable energy developers, in particular dealing with common land.

Our wide-ranging expertise means we bring valuable insight and understanding about the sensitivities of a situation. Our aim is always to ease the sensitivities by being proactive problem solvers.

Hear what our clients say about us

The team is proactive, rather than reactive. Has a fantastic support network to accommodate any specialisms needed across the team, collaborating with difficult/complicated matters, meaning you are always getting the right, and best advice.

They provide seamless cover for any out of office requirements and their communication skills are exemplary, meaning you always know where you are with a transactions/job.

Agriculture and Estates – Legal 500 2024

HCR Hewitsons have been a longstanding partner of our organisation and supporting land acquisitions, disputes and projects of national significance for a number of years.

The firm are able to drill down to the necessary detail of a case quickly and effectively.

Agriculture and Estates – Legal 500 2024

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