Sound advice in a changing environment

‘There have never been more demanding times for farms and rural businesses. We can help you optimise the opportunities to stay ahead.’

The agricultural business environment is increasingly volatile, with more and more regulation and ever-changing legislation. You want to protect your farm and your income to stay ahead of the game. At Royds Withy King we fully understand the pressures and complexities you face.

Helping you meet the challenges to your business

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a farm, raise finance or simply plan ahead for the future, you want to work with a specialist who understands the specific challenges of the farming sector. At Royds Withy King we have a long heritage of working with farmers and can give you valuable advice on how to maximise revenues and operate the business successfully.

  • Raising finance
    Our agriculture and rural business team can give you advice on the best options for raising finance. We will work with you to make the most of the opportunities to grow, while protecting your current income. Find out more.
  • Planning for the future
    With the reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), your world is changing. You need a steady pair of hands to guide you through the legislation and help you plan ahead. We can advise you on everything from Wills and trusts to partnerships and tax planning. Find out more.
  • Sole traders and partnerships
    You need a legal structure in place that suits your farm and your business, not just for today but for the long-term too. We can help you assess the options available and choose the right one for you. Find out more.
  • Banks and secured lending
    If you’re looking to borrow money to grow the business or diversify, any lender will want to assess the risks and understand your business. Thanks to our well-established relationships with lenders, we can do the groundwork to make sure any borrowing goes smoothly. Find out more.
  • Buying or selling a farm.
    A farm is a unique business. It can’t be bought or sold in the same way as a residential property. You may well have employer obligations to take into account, while also having to meet environmental impact assessments. We can bring together a group of specialists with first hand experience of all the issues, including property, employment, environmental and private tax, to help you buy or sell. Find out more.

Whatever your requirements, whatever your current situation, our aim is to work with you to help you grow, while protecting your current income and securing the farm for future generations.

Our credentials

Angus Williams specialises in agricultural property transactions and development. Clients say he has “good knowledge of agriculture with a no-nonsense, straightforward style.” Chambers 2019 Somerset

“Royds Withy King’s farming and property advice as ‘first class’. Practice head Angus Williams’ ‘knowledge of agriculture and anything legally connected is boundless’. Williams handles acquisition and disposal of farms and estates, development land, and farming and rural business interests; commercial and residential property development; agricultural tenancy work, including Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies and farm business tenancies; and secured lending and re-finance work for banks. Sharon MacDonald specialises in the preparation of cohabitation and prenuptial agreements designed to protect farming partnerships and business assets, and acts on behalf of farmers and family members in divorces involving a farm, farm businesses or farming assets. Bath-based solicitor Alice Newsome is also recommended.” Legal 500 2018 South West

Contact us to speak to one of our agricultural specialists to find out how we could help you stay ahead in these demanding times.

Your understanding of agricultural issues and potential stumbling blocks meant you had dealt with all the issues and before they arose. This was a 'first' for us and we felt the whole process was handled extremely well, we were kept informed as to the process and all the paper work was very straightforward.
Brian Thornton, Bretto Limited

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