The rules and regulation around agricultural issues such as farming, food, the environment and waste are often cumbersome and complex, and it’s all too easy to run into issues without realising there’s a problem. Your field is our field – our agricultural experts know the industries we represent inside out and use this in-depth knowledge to deliver the best results in times of crisis.
We’re proud to have a team that understand rural affairs like no other. We speak your language, and we know the pressures and demands that weigh on the agricultural community. When there’s a breach in regulation, we apply our vast technical knowledge to the law to find an agreeable solution or limit your culpability.
Communication is at the heart of how we work, and we consistently liaise with regulators to understand their approach and thinking and ensure we can make the right representation, in the right way and at the right time. We regularly deal with offences relating to the movement and registration of livestock, TB regulations and animal welfare, and we’ll give you informed, practical advice.
When a major incident occurs, we know how important it is to take control of the story, so we also help to manage the media in order to protect your reputation.
Aled Owen, based in our Wye Valley office, has handled a number of high-profile cases in the farming sector, and was on the front line when the horsemeat scandal broke. Within hours of getting the call, he dealt with both the regulator and the media, managing both the case and public perception to protect our client from serious reputational damage.