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Our rural business focus is borne out of our very longstanding history of acting for many Kentish farming enterprises over many generations.  The sole purpose of the specialist sector focus is to coordinate our resources, contacts and referrers to provide a one stop shop for all our rural clients.

Areas where our expertise can support your business:

•  Buying and selling farms and rural land

•  Farm tenancies

•  Partnerships and rural business structures

•  Developing and diversifying your business

•  Renewable energy projects

•  Succession planning for your business

•  Property access

•  Mineral leases

•  Use of land

•  Employment law

•  Resolving disputes

•  Equine law

Our specialist lawyers who make up the sector team come from a wide range of backgrounds but all have many years of experience acting for rural business clients.

We understand the industry and what makes it so important to the economy of the region. When it comes to clients we work hard to get to know your business, regularly visiting your operation and attending many rural events. We also participate in events with other organisations such as the CLA and NFU to support the sector.

So whether you run a large or small family business, a large company or a landed estate, we can give you the expert support you need.

Our rural team has a strong commitment to great client care and enthusiasm for the sector.

In Chambers UK 2023 we were ranked in Band 2 as a firm for Agriculture & Rural Affairs and Marsha and Robert were ranked lawyers in Band 3.

What the team is known for

Whitehead Monckton is a Kent firm that acts for a range of rural clients, including agricultural businesses and landowners. It offers expertise in farming partnerships, conveyancing and contentious matters. The department is notable for its longstanding connections with Kent’s farming community. It has offices in Canterbury, Maidstone and Tenterden.

Notable practitioners

Robert Coombe is noted for his ability to advise on rural property transactions. “He is nice to deal with and someone that we like.”

Marsha Marriner deals with a wide range of agricultural property and tenancy matters. “Marsha Marriner is very well known in the community.”

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