Raworths LLP
Rural & Agri-business Rural & Agri-business

Rural & Agri-business


We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.


Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Matthew Hill

Head of Commercial Client Services and Head of Dispute Resolution

Agriculture has a special place in the economy of the North of England. Farms range from the high moors of the Pennines to the flat land of the Vale of York and the coast. Holdings vary widely in type and size; large landed estates, marginal small-holdings and everything between.

Add individualism to the hard-headed business approach of the northern farmer and opportunities and problems grow in fertile soil.

We have been advising the agricultural community for over 100 years on matters such as:

  • agricultural land sales and purchases
  • agricultural tenancies
  • easements
  • wayleaves
  • development of land & planning
  • commercial property
  • commercial property leasing
  • dealing with developers
  • rights of way
  • footpaths
  • grazing agreements
  • mineral extraction
  • sporting rights
  • partnership
  • company formation
  • contractual disputes
  • arbitration, mediation & ADR
  • County & High Court litigation
  • residential sales and purchases
  • residential tenancies
  • tax planning and mitigation
  • wills and trust formation
  • enduring powers of attorney
  • administration of estates
  • Court of Protection
  • family problems
  • regulatory matters
  • road traffic matters
  • boundary disputes

We have a strong team of lawyers (some from a farming background) who have a wide range of relevant experience and expertise.

Never has it been more important for agriculture related businesses to be efficient, profitable and well advised. Statutory rules and other Regulations abound, European factors are invasive, and the structure and operation of the farming business needs access to timely legal advice, and practical experience.

Behind the business is the family. Everyone is affected by the highs and lows of life and needs to know that competent help and guidance is at hand when needed.

We provide a balanced combination of technical knowledge, practical experience and breadth of approach.

If you would like further information, please contact us on 01423 566666