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Farm Future

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all legal solution, Farm Future is a fixed-price plan unique to you:  FARM FUTURE from Napthens.

A fixed cost solution, giving you access to expert commercial and personal legal advice in a tailored package.

FARM FUTURE from Napthens gives you peace of mind from a succession plan covering you and your family, your farm, and your property interests.

With a long standing reputation of providing expert legal advice to the rural business and farming communities in the north-west, Napthens’ Rural team has an in-depth understanding of the issues facing those involved in the agricultural sector.

We understand the practical issues and challenges involved in running and developing a commercially successful farming business, owning and managing land, complying with regulations – and ultimately providing personal security and a successful future for the family.

As an NFU legal panel member for many years, Napthens advises the farming community on a range of specialist issues and we’ve seen first hand, how changes in traditional family partnership structures, combined with a changing economic and political climate, mean it is more important than ever for farmers and their families to have in place well structured succession plans.

Farming families need to plan, sometimes decades in advance, to allow for efficient and seamless farm succession.

No business – and no family – is the same.

Please click here to view the FARM FUTURE flyer.

NFU members receive 5% discount on any fees quoted for this succession planning package.

How does it work?

A member of our team will meet with you for a FREE review of your circumstances.

From this assessment we provide you with a fixed price quote for a farm succession plan package.

Costs are based on the complexity of your situation and tailored to your specific needs.

A clear price – no hidden costs.

Your Property Interests

A full audit of your property interests:

  • Farm land
  • Farm buildings
  • Tenancies of land and dwellings
  • Family residential dwellings
  • Any applicable sporting rights
  • Land Options
  • Potential development sites and land diversification
  • First Registration of any unregistered land
  • Overages and Clawbacks
Your Business

A detailed review of the structure of your family farming business:

  • Contract reviews (tariffs, HP, milk)
  • Employment law issues
  • Supply chain matters
  • Contractors: how to properly engage them
  • Farming Partnerships
  • Tax affairs and effective planning
  • Potential eligibility for Business Property Relief and Agricultural Property Relief
  • Third party review of insurances
Your Family

Estate planning and family protection:

  • Trusts
  • Life-time gifts
  • Pre-nuptials and post-nuptials
  • Wills and family protection
  • Wealth management
  • Andrew Holden
    Partner
    Department: Head of Rural
    Locations: Blackburn, Kendal
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    Andrew Holden - Head Of Rural Law At Napthens Solicitors
  • Diane France
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Rural
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Diane France
  • Georgina Smith
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Wills & Estate Planning
    Location: Kendal
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Georgina Smith
  • James Stocker
    Solicitor
    Department: Rural
    Location: Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee James Stocker
  • Jamie Allison
    Partner
    Department: Head of Cumbria and Real Estate
    Locations: Preston, Kendal
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee James Allison
  • June Higgins
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Rural
    Location: Blackburn
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    June Higgins - Associate Solicitor Rural Property at Napthens
  • Lorna Kelly
    Trainee Solicitor
    Department: Rural
    Location: Blackburn
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    Lorna Kelly
  • Melissa Haigh (nee Taylor)
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Rural
    Locations: Kendal, Blackburn
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Melissa Taylor
Meet the team...