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Given our many years of experience in the rural sector, we’ve come to appreciate the particular issues that affect farmers and other rural businesses.

Napthens’ team of rural specialists provide a range of advice covering agricultural law and other legal issues affecting farmers, their families and employees, landowners and rural businesses of all kinds.

As one of only 15 NFU Legal Panel firms in the country, Napthens acts for many NFU members and plays an active role in local communities.

The team is ranked Tier 1 in legal industry guide ‘Legal 500’ which comments ‘always willing to help and go that extra mile.’

Please contact a member of the Rural team for advice including:


Thank you for all your help, advice, guidance and the work you put in. Excellent and fast feedback and wonderful client care. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anybody. Mr Adams
  • Andrew Holden
    Head of Rural
    Andrew Holden - Head Of Rural Law At Napthens Solicitors
  • Diane France
    Napthens Solicitors Employee Diane France
  • Georgina Smith
    Wills & Estate Planning
    Napthens Solicitors Employee Georgina Smith
  • James Stocker
    Napthens Solicitors Employee James Stocker
  • Jamie Allison
    Head of Cumbria and Real Estate
    Napthens Solicitors Employee James Allison
  • Melissa Haigh (nee Taylor)
    Napthens Solicitors Employee Melissa Taylor
  • Stephanie Monteiro
    Stephanie Monteiro - solicitor in rural business at Napthens
Meet the team...