What we do

Food & Agriculture

P.J. O’Driscoll & Sons LLP have been at the centre of food, agricultural and rural business since the inception of the firm in 1899. Our knowledge and expertise has developed from an understanding of the issues faced by clients in the rural economy and the firm has taken great pride in watching those rural businesses develop, diversify and succeed.

Our specialist food and agricultural law solicitors have close personal links with the farming community, so you can be assured we have a good understanding of agricultural issues and the problems you might face.

We offer a full range of legal services and advice tailored to farmers, growers, landowners, agri-businesses and other rural enterprises, including:

  • Sales and purchases of agricultural and rural property including estates, farms, woodland, country houses and equestrian properties whether by auction, private treaty or tender.
  • Secured lending on agricultural property.  
  • Agricultural tenancies. 
  • Residential tenancies and farm cottages.
  • Business tenancies for office and commercial property lettings.
  • Milk quotas
  • Single Farm Payment Scheme, REPS and other agri-environmental and woodland grant schemes.
  • Farm business restructuring including limited companies, partnerships, joint ventures and shared farming arrangements. 
  • Access to land including private and public rights of way. 
  • Commercial contracts and the food industry.
  • Utility company wayleaves and telecommunication sites
  • Wills, trusts and administration of estates
  • Tax advice and succession planning

In addition our agricultural specialists work closely with other lawyers across the firm to provide specialist advice in the following areas:

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution 
  • Employment Law 
  • Divorce and Family Law 
  • Company and Commercial Law 
  • Environmental Law 
  • Renewable energy projects, including wind farms, photovoltaic solar panels and anaerobic digesters.

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