Agriculture & landed estates

By Wed 22 Mar, 2017

Top rank in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500

Recommended as a TOP TIER LAW FIRM in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500

Our agricultural and landed estate team have regularly been recognised as a leading firm in the legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our solicitors not only provide specialist advice on rural matters, but draw on expertise from other areas within the firm, allowing us to offer an integrated approach based on a clear understanding of your needs.

As a rural law practice, our agricultural law specialists have a long established relationship with farmers, landowners and landed estates having acted for several generations of farming families for over 200 years. We know that this industry faces unique challenges, which is why we have a dedicated team of agricultural and landed estate solicitors who all have a detailed understanding of the issues of relevance to country landowners.

Most of our agricultural and landed estates team are members of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and have been actively involved in the rural community for many years.

Our aim is to provide advice that is prompt, practical and cost-effective.

NFU legal  panel logoWarners has been appointed to the NFU panel. We were selected, following an intensive and robust tender process, to cover the counties of East Sussex and Kent. This means that all NFU Members are entitled to a 12.5% discount on our usual legal fees. If an NFU Member has a current Legal Assistance Scheme (LAS) subscription, then it may assist with financial support on professional fees. Any NFU Member should speak with NFU Call First on 0370 845 8458.

Legal Health Check

As a farming business, it is important to make sure all legal documentation is up to date. Changes in the law and in your personal circumstances mean that it is important to review your documentation and make sure it is still fit for purpose. To help with this we are offering NFU members an opportunity to sit down with one of our solicitors for a free legal health check. We will review your current situation and let you know if there are any areas that need to be updated.

Some of the areas we will cover:

If you require any further advice then we would charge on a time spent basis. For all NFU members our usual fee will be discounted by 12.5%. NFU members who subscribe to its Legal Assistance Scheme can receive up to a maximum of £500 for two sets of instructions from the Legal Health Check review (£250 per instruction). This offer ends on 31 October 2019.

To register for this offer call NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458

Matters on which we have recently advised include:

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Meet the team

Steve Colville


Michael McNally


Other key figures include Steve Colville, who ‘is able to effectively reassure the client in difficult matters. Clients also single out landlord and tenant specialist Steve Colville, who is ‘the best commercial property layer and is very practical and knowledgeable’

Legal 500 – 2018

Very grateful of all your effort and hard work sorting this out. You are amazing - which I am sure you hear a lot from your clients!

Kristin Syltevik – Oxney Organic Estate

Michael McNally is a litigator, primarily acting for shoots, landed estates, hunts and properties working with animals. He advises on sporting rights, boundary disputes and equine sales and purchases.

Chambers & Partners 2017