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Legal Support for agribusinesses

Recommended by the Legal 500


Burnetts' Agribusiness team praised for "instant replies and excellent level of service" - Legal 500 2019

"The lawyers are forward-thinking, driven and never drag their feet. There is strength and depth of expertise within the firm to cover most areas of rural law." - Client testimonial, Chambers and Partners 2015

Whether you own a one hectare smallholding or run a large scale farming business; whether you are a tenant farmer or manage an estate of let farms – you need access to the best legal advice in this complex specialist area.

The need for up-to-date advice on agricultural matters has never been greater than today. As EU developments affect farming more and more so access to clear and concise advice, with an understanding of the practical implications of such advice, becomes increasingly important. We offer a one-stop high quality agribusiness law service.

Burnetts has a long-standing commitment to agriculture in the region, and has its Head Office at Rosehill, within walking distance to the auction mart and specialist land agents and accountants firms. The department is headed by Senior Associate Joanne McKenzie.

"A strong team focused on service and detail.  They offer great customer care and deliver results." - Client testimonial, Chambers and Partners 2015

We advise on all aspects of Farming and Estate Management including:

  • Sale and purchase of farms and estates
  • Voluntary land registration
  • Rights of way 
  • Wayleaves
  • Telecommunications masts
  • Agricultural joint ventures and partners
  • Agricultural estates – planning and development
  • Contentious issues
  • Litigation arbitration and tribunals
  • Tax planning
  • Commercial


Who to contact

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Joanne McKenzie

Joanne is a Partner and head of the firm's Agribusiness team.