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NFU reappoints Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors to the Legal Panel

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Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors has successfully been reappointed as one of two law firms on the National Farmers Union (NFU) Legal Panel for the North East region following an intensive six-month review.

Jennifer Bartram, Senior Director and Head of the Agricultural Law team said “The Legal Panel was appointed in its current format in May 2008, and is reviewed every three years. We were successfully appointed to the North East region in 2008 and for 10 years have been providing the NFU members and farming community with specialist agricultural legal advice provided by our team of experts. I am pleased to say that our growth and depth of knowledge, the discount we offer on our hourly rates, alongside a wide range of legal services that we provide to the farming and rural community, feedback from NFU staff and members, highlight our continuing commitment to the NFU and were all factors in our reappointment for a further three years.”

Our bond with the agricultural community in Yorkshire has grown and strengthened over this time. We have a greater knowledge and experience both legal and practical about the issues and challenges faced by the farming community.   Our reputation has been built over the years due to our hand-on involvement and providing the flexibility clients need – wellies are always in the back of CW staff cars! We enjoy the work and the people in farming, many of our team have personal farming connections and backgrounds.”

NFU Regional Director Adam Bedford said “I am delighted that Crombie Wilkinson has been reappointed as one of the North East NFU Legal Panel firms. We have worked with them for a long number of years and we know they provide a superb service to the farming community and beyond. We look forward to working with them in the future to best serve the interests of our farming and growing membership.”

The farming community has many challenges to face and good, professional working relationships between the NFU, NFU Legal Panel firms and Land Agent Panel Firms in this region means value can be added for NFU members when looking for advice on matters such as specialist company and employment advice for farming businesses, litigation, Mediation and Statutory Regulation work (including driving offences and environment agency prosecutions). Farming families can benefit from the highly knowledgeable advice on capital gains and inheritance tax,  tax planning for diversification and understanding succession planning – all of which will be needed more and more in the future as we move to and beyond Brexit.

To speak to a member of the Agricultural Team at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, telephone 01653 600070.