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Hugh James

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

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What the team is known for

Advises landowners and farmers on asset protection strategies such as tax and estate planning. Also acts for developers and banks on substantial rural matters, such as renewable energy projects. Lawyers at the firm are able to advise clients in Welsh. Continues to operate as a panel firm for the Welsh government, as well as acting for Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales.

Work highlights

Acted for Vaynor Developments on the acquisition of a ten-acre agricultural site for future development near Marshfield and the new Cardiff Parkway Development.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Evans leads the firm's private wealth team and often acts for clients in the agricultural sector.
"He is a master tactician and is great with clients."

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Overview

Hugh James has advised farmers, tenants, agribusinesses and public bodies for more than forty years. This in-depth understanding of the issues farmers and landowners face means our specialists have the expertise and experience to assist clients in this sector with all of their legal needs.

Our team at Hugh James consists of a number of lawyers (many of whom are Welsh speaking) who have developed an understanding of the agriculture sector from advising on various contractual, corporate and rural land and property matters and also providing personal advice for individuals and families involved in farming businesses.

Our broad expertise includes:

  • Agricultural disputes
  • Estate planning and wills
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Farm tax
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Health and safety
  • Contractual agreements
  • Estate disputes relating to agricultural assets
  • Construction
  • Partnerships
  • Employment
  • Rural land
  • Environmental issues
  • Rural property

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Hugh James

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Location

Two Central Square

Central Square

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

UK

CF10 1FS

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Wales

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Matthew Evans
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