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:
- Sale and purchase of farms and estates
- Farm business tenancies
- Farming partnerships
- Renewables projects (solar, wind, biomass, anaerobic digestion)
- Pylon compensation / Wayleave Agreements and disputes
- Cable Easements / Telecom Masts
- Employment issues
- Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Tax planning and advice
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.
How we can help: Electricity Wayleaves
We are specialists in helping commercial landowners as well as private individuals with high-value residential property disputes throughout the UK.
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.
We regularly act on behalf of purchasers of commercial and residential sites affected by power lines (including nuisance claims or in relation to property damage) 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 Matthew Fletcher, Phil Osborne or Sam Thompson who are 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 at all times.
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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.