10 May 2019

A round-up of updates and insights from the farms and estates specialists.

Welcome to the latest Farms & Estates E-News.

In this edition we again look at overage agreements and five factors you need to be aware of, as these complex agreements are becoming increasingly popular.

Offering your workers accommodation on your farm can be convenient for both parties – until you want your property back.  Our second article looks at the legal options for regaining possession that you need to consider.

A recent case also hit the news recently which highlights the need to tread carefully when making a verbal promise over your inheritance.

There is also a continued need for farming to be smarter and more environmentally responsible than ever before, minimising the use of scarce resources. We helped a forward-thinking client move to the cutting edge of agri-tech and our case study touches on how.

Lastly, we are delighted that our Growth and Investment team has recently advised Stable Group on its $6m see financing. The London-based fintech startup has launched a platform to help buyers and sellers of food mitigate price volatility. You can read more about the deal here.

I hope you enjoy this edition. Please get in touch if you would like any more information or to discuss any of the topics further.

Meet the team

With a national reputation for advising farmers and landowners, we have an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by the rural community and food industry. Our clients range from families who have occupied their estates for generations to new entrants such as lifestyle buyers, farmers from overseas and institutional investors.

Many of our lawyers come from rural backgrounds and are highly regarded for their no-nonsense, pragmatic approach and for getting things done quickly and efficiently.