Agriculture & Renewables

Our team has evolved from the coming together of specialist lawyers throughout the firm who have developed expertise across a wide range of related practice areas. Together, we now provide a complete service to clients in this sector.

It’s perhaps not what we’re known best for, yet we’ve been quietly advising farmers, landowners and their families for well over 40 years, offering a range of specialist legal services for businesses and individuals.

We now offer a specialist team, dedicated to this sector, so that we can provide better levels of service and value to our clients.

  • Advice and support for farmers, landowners and their families

    Whatever your requirement, you can rely on us for clear and decisive advice to ensure your best interests are catered for at all times.

    We regularly advise farmers and landowners on a whole range of legal issues including:

    Whatever your requirement, you can rely on Gosschalks to provide you with access to trustworthy professionals who will dedicate themselves to looking after your best interests.

    To find out more about the services we provide and the people we trust to provide them, please contact Charlotte Chilcott or Zoe Carmichael on 01482 324252.

  • About Electricity Wayleaves

    We can act on your behalf in connection with necessary wayleave hearings where you intend to resist the grant of a new statutory wayleave.

    We are specialists in acting for owners and developers of residential development sites. This is a complex area where the correct timing of the service of notices and planning applications is essential to ensure that the available compensation is maximised.

    "My experience of Gosschalks has been extremely positive. I contacted Matthew Fletcher after my non-specialist solicitor gave advice over a land transfer involving power line compensation. When contested this advice proved to be wanting and I underwent two months of worry before contacting Gosschalks. They immediately reassured me and matters were sorted within days. Since then they have given immediate, sound, authoritative and reliable information when it matters. It definitely pays to go to the experts first and Gosschalks certainly has the pylon expertise necessary to counter the power of the electricity companies." Jeremy Ricketts - Land and Property Developer (Surrey)

    We regularly act on behalf of purchasers of commercial and residential sites affected by power lines and negotiate terms of settlement agreements with utility companies including wayleaves/easements.

    We have an extremely strong track record in dealing with referrals to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) to recover compensation where legal fees are usually recoverable from the power company and we have established relationships with specialist surveyors, leading barristers and mediators throughout the UK.

    Following the outcome of his landmark £5.8m case handled by Gosschalks, Chief Executive of Arnold White Estates, Bob Williams commented...

    "This was a real team effort involving a whole range of specialists. With regards to the legal aspects, the expertise and dedication shown by the team at Gosschalks was absolutely first class thoughout the whole process. Over many years I have worked with some of the biggest law firms in the country and would rank Gosschalks as being amongst the very best.”

    Cases are typically dealt with on a personal basis by either Matthew Fletcher or Phil Osborne who are Partners and are both recognised experts in this field. The approach of our whole business is to deliver the highest possible standards of care by ensuring that cases are only dealt with by experienced staff.


    Contact our specialists today...

    Matthew Fletcher, Tel: 01482 590231 or via email by clicking here.
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    Phil Osborne, Tel 01482 590256 or via email by clicking here.


    Further reading...

    Link: Electricity Wayleave - your questions answered
    Link: Blog posts related to this topic

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