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Lodders Solicitors launches rural sector team

Law firm Lodders, has launched a new Rural Sector team of legal specialists dedicated to the agricultural and countryside sector.

The firm, which has worked with farmers, landowners and rural businesses throughout its 230-year history, has brought together this new team to reflect the modern and changing legal needs of businesses, families and individuals working and living in the rural community and countryside.

Lodders’ managing partner Paul Mourton, explains, “Lodders’ portfolio of specialist legal services and sector teams work with every aspect of the rural community, from providing advice on farm sales and acquisitions, the development of land through strategic land options and promotion agreements, to support with succession planning, probate and wills.

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“More and more, when our rural sector clients are engaging with Lodders, they are looking to our legal specialists to support them with every aspect of their business and personal lives, and we always respond in an insightful way that is borne out of our inherent passion for and knowledge of the countryside, in a way that is so much more than an off the shelf legal solution.

“The firm was founded on work for businesses and individuals in the agricultural sector and rural communities when it started 237 years ago,” he adds.

“These strong roots have transcended the many generations of the firm and agriculture remains very much at the heart of what we do and the type of firm we are today.”

James Spreckley is Head of Lodders’ Agriculture and Rural Sector teams. He comments, “Lodders genuinely understands the nuances of agriculture and farming families and rural sector businesses and many of the considerations and challenges they face daily.

“The launch of the rural sector team is as a result of this recognition that the demand for legal services from within the rural and agricultural communities requires a multi-disciplinary, joined-up approach from specialists within different departments and areas of expertise to provide the best and most complete legal service.”

With Lodders’ top ranking agricultural sector practice at its heart, the rural sector team has more than 20 lawyers, including ten of Lodders’ partners and its ‘rural ambassadors’ David Lodder and Rod Bird, who between them, have been personally involved in working with the firm’s agricultural and rural clients for over 65 years.

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