Dispute Resolution

Disputes are a sad but inevitable fact of life in all walks of life, but especially in the rural farming and landowner sector where the high land values of recent years combined with falling incomes have led to considerable growth in the demand for dispute resolution.

Simon Williams MRICS FAAV  has growing specialism in this area of the profession  and has both experience and expertise in arbitration, expert determination , mediation  and  expert witnesses  work as well as  the newer discipline of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Additionally we  can offer professional support  and an objective overview of the these  all to common “flash points” in farming and landowner families including:- 

  • Partnership dissolution or exit
  • Shareholder evaluation and exit
  • Transfer of assets down to the next generation
  • Trustees and beneficiaries interaction  and legal duties
  • Farming family break up

Senior members of our professional team also fulfil the  role of professional  trustee, executor and power of attorney across the  range of farming and landowning clients, bringing wide ranging experience of rural issues and businesses  from and experienced and sound technical  knowledge base  across the rural sector to support the client. Their presence can and most often will offer  peace of mind, stability and structure to  rural families and their  businesses.