agriculture and estates
Walker Smith Way has the largest team of solicitors
in Cheshire and North Wales specialising in agriculture and
estates law. We have advised several generations of farmers
and landowners throughout the local area - on both a professional
and personal level.
We have a wealth of experience across all farming and
agricultural matters and are recognised experts in the field of
agricultural law. Our team brings together experts in agricultural
property; litigation; prosecutions; divorce and
family law and Wills, trusts and probate.
We have first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day issues faced by
landowners and farmers today. With activities in the countryside
becoming increasingly diverse and regulated, we are well equipped
to deal with the many factors that affect those who live and work
on the land.
We advise on a broad range of issues, from sales and purchases
of agricultural land and property to agricultural tenancies, tax
planning, tribunals and arbitrations and general rural property
"Walker Smith Way has long enjoyed a strong reputation
in agricultural and rural work. The team's expertise in property
transactions as well as tax, wills and probate is well known in the
region. The firm acts for a number of large landed
estates and is involved in rural mineral exploration
Richard Williams enjoys a strong
reputation in conveyancing and acts for an impressive roster
of landed estate clients." Chambers & Partners - the
leading guide to the UK legal industry, 2012 edition
"This team is known throughout Cheshire, Lancashire and North
Wales for its long standing service to the farming community. The
team frequently acts for large estates and farms over estate
management and renewable energy developments, particularly wind
farms. It also frequently advises on rural land purchases, leases
and disposals. 'Their professional advice is top quality. The team
really helps sort things out', comments a client.
Williams is a go-to individual for landed estates advice.
Interviewees comment that he is in an ideal position to give
'practical advice'." Chambers & Partners - the leading
guide to the UK legal industry, 2013 edition
"Within 'Agriculture and estates', Walker Smith Way is a first
tier firm. Richard Williams leads the
team at Walker Smith Way, acting on land and estate transactions.
Recent matters include renewable planning developments, partnership
disputes and landlord/tenant issues. [He] continues to act
for some of the largest landed estates in the region." Legal
500 - the leading guide to the UK legal industry, 2012 edition