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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 recommended by ‘Chambers and Partners’ legal directory who say:  “The team understands rural affairs and can see the bigger picture.”

“The solicitors are very hands-on and don’t overcomplicate matters; they come onto the farms and discuss issues face to face.”

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


We have been delighted with the service we have received from the Rural team and would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to anyone we know who needs your services. M Watts
  • Andrew Holden
    Head of Rural
  • Diane France
  • Georgina Smith
    Wills & Estate Planning
  • James Stocker
  • Jamie Allison
    Head of Cumbria and Real Estate
  • Laura Jackson
    Wills & Estate Planning
  • Melissa Haigh (nee Taylor)
Meet the team...