There are many different types of law that affect the agricultural industry, from company law to land law. As such, an agricultural lawyer (a UK-qualified solicitor or barrister that will have knowledge of legal disputes and matters involving agriculture) must be aware of a vast amount of relevant law.
An agricultural lawyer commonly has one the broadest knowledge bases of any lawyer. The reason for this is a combination of legal and commercial factors. Agriculture is an extremely varied industry, and the legal framework that governs one aspect of agriculture is quite different from the framework that governs another. However, because of the relatively small numbers of farmers in the UK, it is not commercially viable for an agricultural lawyer to specialise in only one industry. As a result, a lawyer representing agricultural disputes is often also familiar with the laws of property, advertising, contract and employment.
If you are involved in a dispute which relates to agriculture, you may benefit from speaking to a legal professional. Even if the dispute is relatively insignificant, and both sides are communicating and are on good terms, seeking legal advice can help. In fact, it is often the case that the reason a dispute worsens is because the disputing parties both think that the law is on their side. By seeking professional advice sooner, both parties to a legal dispute might realise that their chances in court are not as good as they thought. Alternatively, the advice of an agricultural lawyer could confirm that you have a legal right which the other party is not acknowledging, allowing you to proceed with your dispute with confidence.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on an agricultural dispute, Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local specialist solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 02/03/2010