Raworths LLP
Farming, Agri- and Rural Business Farming, Agri- and Rural Business

Farming, Agri- and Rural 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.

Agriculture and Rural

Farming, agriculture, forestry and horticulture are the backbone of life in the countryside. No two operations are the same and pressures to find additional sources of income through diversification have brought substantial changes to many agricultural operations. Whatever you do we have experienced specialist lawyers who can talk your language and give you the help and advice you need.

There is no  such thing as a ‘normal’ farm or agricultural operation, they are all different. Some are operated through companies and other corporate structures while many are family businesses operating through partnerships, trusts and less formal arrangements. Behind many is the problem of substantial capital wealth (the land) while cash and income are hard to come by. Farm tenancies also provide their own opportunities and problems.

Agricultural and rural operations come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from large corporate operations to marginal hill farms, all have their particular opportunities and challenges. You also have to deal with issues peculiar to your industries.  Urban businesses don’t have to deal with farm tenancies, grazing agreements, special tax allowances, subsidies, the CAP, water extraction, footpaths and bridleways, and many other issues unique to the countryside.


Agricultural & rural business

Rural areas contain a wide range of agri-businesses, supporting and supplying farming, agriculture, forestry and horticulture together with many other businesses, rural business parks, market towns and villages; often based on tourism, leisure activities, the food industry and farming diversification.

We have commercial and corporate experts who deal with buying, selling and restructuring businesses in rural areas and dealing with their contractual matters and other issues, including ownership, business structure and succession.