Raworths LLP
Land & Rural Disputes Land & Rural Disputes

Land & Rural Disputes


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.

Disputes are inevitable from time to time, and when they take place in the rural environment they can have particular characteristics, whether involving agriculture, land, commercial, family or personal issues.

Disputes over land and land-rights can be complicated, and there are often close relationships between the protagonists who can be members of the same family, close neighbours or part of the local community and these need understanding and carefully handling.

A number of disputes arise because of a lack of understanding or consideration of the difference between rural and urban cultures.

Unfortunately a substantial number of disputes also arise from, succession, inheritance and ownership issues in family businesses

We are used to dealing with a wide range of disputes, including:

  • Boundaries
  • Rights of way
  • Pollution
  • Crop damage
  • Defective equipment
  • Tenancies
  • Succession
  • Land use
  • Sporting rights
  • Regulatory issues
  • Ownership
  • Inheritance

We have specialists, several who come from rural or farming backgrounds, who can help you.

If you would like to discuss any issues relating to land and rural disputes call Matthew Hill