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Lincoln and York are situated at the centre of the country's agricultural heartland. It is, therefore, only natural that Langleys should be widely involved in agricultural issues.  Our Agricultural team has been ranked by Chambers & Partners in Band 1 for the 4th consecutive year.  Ring our agriculture specialists now or fill in an enquiry form.

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We are strongly committed to providing a legal service of the highest quality to all clients involved in the agricultural sector. With a daily involvement with agri-legal issues we have a deep-rooted understanding of those matters which concern farmers and landowners most.

Our Services

Our agri-legal experts are available for consultation at both the York and Lincoln offices. We can offer advice on a range of diverse legal issues affecting farmers and landowners including:

  • Buying and selling land
  • Tenancies 
  • Rights of way
  • Promotion agreements and options for development
  • Disputes
  • Contracts 
  • Partnerships  
  • Sucession planning
  • Wills and Inheritance Tax advice
  • The environment
  • Renewables
  • Minerals

Recognition by the Latest Legal Directories

Chambers & Partners, 2016

Prominent regional practice advising widely on agricultural property matters. Experienced advising on issues relating quarries and mineral extraction. Also active in renewable energy schemes including wind turbines, solar arrays and anaerobic digesters for both landowners and developers.

Andrew Fearn lends his experience in agricultural property and business structuring to landed estates. Market observers say he "manages difficult clients and solicitors very cleverly and flexibly." One client says he is "rarely matched" as an agricultural adviser.

Françoise Vandale focuses on agricultural, renewables and minerals property work. Sources describe her as "very knowledgeable," "efficient" and possessing "an eye for detail."

David Wood advises extensively on restructuring of businesses and landholdings and on inheritance tax and succession planning for high net worth farmers and landed estate owners. Clients say he is "always helpful and alert."

Legal 500, 2015

Lincoln: Langleys Solicitors LLP acted for York Potash on a proposed mineral transport system and establishing a new potash mine. Andrew Fearn leads the team, and David Wood, who specialises in succession and tax planning, is also recommended.

York: The team at Langleys Solicitors LLP specialises in succession issues arising from agricultural property. The key contact is commercial property associate Phil Robinson.

Meet the Team

Andrew Fearn

Amy Cowdell

David Wood

Judy Lankester

Phil Robinson

Françoise Vandale

Maria Shone

Debbie Harrison

Sarah Danby

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"They are very informative and helpful in grey areas of agriculture matters."

Chambers & Partners, 2016

"They are a good, well-oiled team that works consistently well."

Chambers & Partners, 2016

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