Farmers and Rural Clients Have Optimum Service From New Legal Experts Team

Keith Shawcross, Consultant, Nigel Gowling, in-house counsel, Ian Goodwin, Partner, Head of Rural Land and Business, Mary Wathen, Associate Solicitor and Dion Tristram, Associate Solicitor.

Rural communities across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire can now benefit even further from expert knowledge at Harrison Clark Solicitors.

Experts on all things rural at the firm have been assisting farmers, land owners, land agents, accountants and bank managers for years, but the firm has now harnessed its talent in the area and created a Rural Land and Business Team.

The team is made up of key Harrison Clark professionals to give a complete, specialist service providing a full range of legal services on issues including –

• The buying and selling of farms and rural property
• Agricultural tenancies
• Development and planning
• Disputes and prosecutions
• Divorce and family law
• Employment of workers
• Renewable energy
• Business structures
• Inheritance tax
• Mortgage and secured lending

Harrison Clark Partner and head of the Rural Land and Business Team, Ian Goodwin, grew up on the family farm in Herefordshire and completed his first degree in Agricultural Business Management at Kent before pursuing a career in law.

He said: “With our roots in the rural communities of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, Harrison Clark understands the real issues that affect rural land and agricultural businesses.

“With many members of the team themselves based in the countryside, or from farming backgrounds, we are well placed to offer the specialist and comprehensive advice needed, particularly in the current climate.

“The Rural Team, acting together in the interests of clients, can help to ensure our rural communities continue to thrive and get the most out of their businesses or livelihoods.”

Harrison Clark is a leading law firm providing a complete spectrum of City-quality legal services to business and private clients across the south Midlands and M5 corridor. The long established firm has a total of 220 staff and partners based in Worcester, Cheltenham, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, as well as serviced offices in central London and Birmingham. Harrison Clark’s work in all aspects of law is nationally and internationally recognised. The firm has been a member of MSI Global Alliance, one of the world’s leading international legal and accountancy associations, since 2007 and in 2011 Harrison Clark was again recognised for the quality of its work through a listing in Tier 1 of the prestigious Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners lists of the major firms in England and Wales.

To book an appointment with the rural team  call 01905 612 001.

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