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Davitt Jones Bould specialists



Legal issues that may arise


  • Single Farm Payments

  • Public access and public liability

  • Farmland acquisitions and disposals

  • Boundary, covenant and easement disputes

  • Agricultural leases, tenancies and licences

  • Sporting licences

  • Funding and development agreements

  • Compulsory purchase

  • Environmental law issues including contamination and noise pollution issues

  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest and management agreements.


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Nearly 70% of the UK's land is used for agricultural purposes and around 1.5% of the country's workforce works in agriculture. More than half of England’s 57,000 farms have diversified in some form (for example, into Biofuels and tourism) according to Defra.   

Examples of work undertaken by Davitt Jones Bould lawyers


  • Acquisition and disposal 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 a training estate on Dartmoor.

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

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

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