Agricultural Law

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Agricultural Law

We have a growing reputation for first rate professional advice and customer service.

Our experienced Agricultural Law Team are dedicated to supporting the needs of our farming and land owning clients, as well as those involved in the rural economy.

We aim to achieve their business objectives and resolve problems quickly and efficiently.

Because we are a smaller specialist business we operate with low overheads, as a direct result, our fees are significantly lower than many of our competitors.

Our Agricultural Law Services Include

  • Property sales & purchases
  • Planning law
  • Farm business tenancies creation & advice
  • Tenancies & leases for commercial units
  • Residential tenancies
  • Land registrations
  • Business structures including partnerships & companies
  • Pre-1995 Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies & advice
  • Voluntary first registrations of title
  • Contract farming
  • Grazing licenses
  • Quotas
  • Succession planning for families including inheritance Tax advice
  • Disputes
  • Telecom leases
  • Regulatory issues
  • Boundary disputes & adverse possessions issues
  • Removal of travellers & other trespassers
  • Public & private rights of way
  • Agricultural ties
  • Subsidies
  • Single farm payment
  • Environmental matters
  • Common land & village greens
  • Wind farms
  • Diversification
  • Arbitrations

Meet some of our Agricultural Lawyers

David Satchell

Senior Partner and Head of Private Client

David Satchell is AmicusLaw’s Senior Partner and Head of the Private Client Department.

David started out in general practice after having qualified with North West Regional Firm Russell & Russell in 1994, later moving to the South West in 2002 to specialise in Private Client work helping clients of all ages with Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration, Tax Mitigation, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Care Fees issues and applications to the Court of Protection.

David conducted the case of Miles & Beattie v The Public Guardian which was heard in the High Court and established important principles as to the acceptability of wordings in Lasting Powers of Attorney.

In his spare time David is a keen cyclist and recently completed a ride from Lands End to John O’Groats helping raise £20,000 for local charities.

Call David on 01278 664060
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Caroline Bennett

Partner & Head of Conveyancing

Caroline is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She is well respected for her diligence in all manner of residential property transactions and attracts a strong and loyal following of local people for whom she has acted for on repeated occasions over the past 25 years.

Caroline lives locally, enjoys travelling abroad with Italy as one of her favourite countries. She is a strong supporter of local businesses and events.

Call Caroline on 01278 664060
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Judith Mills

Senior Conveyancer

As a senior conveyancer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Judith has experience in dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing. Judith's professional and efficient manner has meant that many clients return to her and refer her to others. She has also established a good working relationship with many of the local agents and other advisers.

As a keen artist and member of a local art group she has exhibited her work locally.

Call Judith on 01278 664060
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Andrea Parsons

Conveyancing Solicitor

Andrea qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and worked in and around her home county of Northamptonshire before moving to and settling in Somerset in 2010 with her young family. Andrea has a reputation with local agents for “getting the job done”. As well as helping you buy and sell your property, she can help you with extending your lease, granting and releasing easements and other residential property matters. Andrea spends her spare timing baking, horse riding and gardening.

Call Andrea on 01935 426047
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Win-Yee Li


As a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Win-Yee works in our Conveyancing Team. She has gained over three years of experience in the real estate department and lives locally. She has recently completed her Cilex Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice and wishes to go on to become a qualified Chartered Legal Executive.

Call Win-Yee on 01278 664060
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Donna Newton-Smith

Criminal Caseworker

Donna is a Paralegal within the Crime Team at AmicusLaw. Based in the South West Donna previously worked with the Crown Prosecution Service for 24 years, holding a number of positions including Crown Court Paralegal, Associate Prosecutor, and Paralegal Business Manager. Donna is very experienced in the preparation of criminal cases, court processes and working with Counsel. Donna joined AmicusLaw in September 2016.

Call Donna on 01278 664060
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Maria Brooks

Assistant to David Satchell

Maria joined AmicusLaw in 2009 and is assistant to David Satchell in the Private Client Department as well as being part of the Business Support Team.

Maria comes from a farming background and has lived in the local area all of her life.

Call Maria on 01278 664060
Or email here >>

Stephen Forsey

Managing Partner

Stephen Forsey is AmicusLaw's Managing Partner. Having originally qualified as a barrister in London he then went on to work as a Corporate Tax Lawyer at Wragge & Co in Birmingham before returning to the Southwest where he was born and grew up. Having returned to his roots he then ran a large regional multi office law firm before joining AmicusLaw in 2017.

Call Stephen on 01278 664060
Or email here >>

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