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Mogers Drewett

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

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What the team is known for

Well-known agricultural offering, operating from offices in Wells, Bath, Frome and Sherborne. Combines expertise in residential and agricultural transactions with advice on public rights of way, field sports and tenancies. Provides extensive advise in connection with wills and succession planning for farming clients.

Strengths

Sources note that the firm offers a "very good service."

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Cheal is widely admired for his in-depth expertise in rights of way and access to land. Market sources note that he is "an excellent lawyer" with "fantastic contacts all over the industry." A commentator notes that "he is the foremost expert on footpath matters," continuing: "He challenges clients intellectually and makes them think."

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Overview

At Mogers Drewett our roots are planted firmly in the South West and we have a rich history of working with our communities and the people and businesses within them, so naturally, farming and rural business is at the heart of what we do. Many of our Agriculture & Rural team have a deep and enriched understanding of the farming business, having worked in the sector since the beginnings of the firm. 

We often work on tight timescales and challenging and complex issues but our commitment to getting results is unwavering. We have strong relationships with industry organisations supporting the sector and regularly contribute to debates or events to support our clients.

We act for individual farmers, rural land and estate owners and farming businesses, food suppliers and manufacturers of all sizes.

  • Sale and purchase of farms, estates, land and commercial property​
  • Farm partnerships and farming companies, reorganisation and restructuring
  • Share farming and contracting arrangements
  • Public and private Rights of Way
  • Disputes
  • Inheritance Disputes/Contentious Probate
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Farm succession
  • Farm tenancies
  • Renewables and diversification


Members

Collins, Frank (Head of Department)

Allsop, Jenna

Beresford, Rebecca

Burr, Cara

Cheal, Jonathan

Collett, Georgie

Watson, Luke

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Department

Mogers Drewett

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Department location

St James House

The Square

Lower Bristol Road

Bath

Somerset

UK

BA2 3BH

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Somerset

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Jonathan Cheal
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