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Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

The acquisition and sale of farms and other heritage property.

Granting and renewing farm business tenancies on numerous sites including Wroxeter, Salisbury Plain and at Battle Abbey.

Obtaining an injunction to prevent persistent trespass by a farmer and his animals over their training estate on Dartmoor.

Acting in the agricultural receivership for a multinational professional services network of a farming partnership in Wiltshire where the debt exceeded £1.5m.

Advice in relation to Single Farm Payments and over 100 grazing licences.

Our Services

-Single farm payments

-Public access and public liability

-Farmland acquisitions and disposals

-Farm tenancies (AHA's and FBT's)

-Boundary, covenant and easement disputes

-Agricultural leases, tenancies and licences

-Wayleaves and utilities

-Sporting licences

-Funding and development agreements

-Compulsory purchase

-Environmental law issues

-Site of Special Scientific Interests

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Around 69% of land in the UK is used for agriculture and the industry employs around 1.5% of the country’s workforce. Additionally, there are 3.16 million hectares of forest in the UK. When dealing with either of these property types, there are a number of environmental and planning matters that must be taken into consideration.

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Our Experience

DJB is the largest specialist Real Estate law firm in the UK. Our highly acclaimed team of agriculture and forestry lawyers have considerable experience with working with farmers, rural businesses and public sector organisations to deliver specialist advice.


DJB lawyers have worked on some of the largest and most complex agricultural law issues. Our experience covers the entire spectrum of issues including the acquisition and disposal of large plots of agricultural land and advising in relation to the contentious Single Farm Payment system.


The firm has a proven track record of delivering agricultural and forestry legal services to regional and national clients.




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