A comprehensive rural service to clients ranging from estate owners to wine growers. Its celebrated for its tax and trust expertise, although the team is equally adept at property litigation, regulatory advice and renewable energy development. CHAMBERS UK


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In terms of their strength and depth, they are absolutely first-class.


Agriculture & Rural Estates

At Adams & Remers we’ve seen our clients through over three centuries of agricultural change. Our exceptional track record means that we’re the first port of call for many farmers, land owners and rural organisations in the UK.   Our Agriculture & Rural Estates team delivers effective bespoke services that meet the diverse needs of our clients.

We have considerable experience of how landed estates operate and of the management, taxation and devolutionary issues that they face, including those arising where estates are owned by a series of complex trusts which lead to complex taxation questions, such as agricultural property relief and inheritance tax issues.

We are also highly experienced in dealing with the diverse range of property law matters arising in landed estates, including manorial rights, landlord and tenant issues, unregistered land, agricultural tenancies, development agreements, planning issues, easements and property disputes.

Work scope

Property Issues

  • Farm Sales & Purchases
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Occupational Licences
  • Planning & Development
  • Rights of Way & Access
  • Wayleave Agreements
  • Title issues and first registration

Dispute Resolution

  • Securing Possession of Land/Property
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Negligence, Nuisance & Trespass Claims
  • Arbitrations
  • Agricultural Land Tribunals
  • EU Regulations
  • Boundary Disputes

Estate & Succession Planning

  • Tax Planning
  • Trust Advice
  • Trust Formation and Amendment
  • Wills & Probate
  • Employment Law
  • Terms & Conditions of Employment
  • Advice on TUPE
  • Service Occupancy Agreements

Commercial Matters

  • Business Structures
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Contract Farming
  • Share Agreements


  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses
  • Environment and Health & Safety
  • Compliance Matters
  • Asbestos and Contamination Issues
  • Telecommunications Mast Issues

Recent deals & cases undertaken

  • Advising one of the partners of a family farming partnership on various disputed commercial and practical issues.
  • Acquisition of freehold land for viticultural purposes.
  • Advising on agricultural property and farmhouse reliefs for inheritance purposes.
  • Claim to sheep grazing rights.
  • Dispute over rights for registration of title of estate.
  • Application for first registration of land including identification of boundaries.
  • Sale of farmland with single payment entitlements.
  • Fishing permit dispute.
  • Successful applications for Certificates of Lawful Use and Development relating to non-agricultural use of farmland and buildings.


Registered address:
Adams & Remers LLP, Trinity House, School Hill,
Lewes, Sussex BN7 2NN. Company Reg no: OC351800
This Firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA ID Number: 525523
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