Our Work with NFU Members

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We are one of only two appointed legal firms on the National Farmers Union (NFU) Legal Panel for North East members.

Our team of specialist lawyers have advised and supported the local farming community for many years and we have every confidence in our experience and expertise on diverse and varied agricultural and horticultural, land, business and property matters.

By understanding our strengths and having passion and enthusiasm in what we do, we provide comprehensive legal advice and expertise to the NFU's North East members.

Our appointment to the NFU Legal Panel Service in May 2008, followed the completion of an intensive six month national review by the National Farmers Union and stiff competition from other firms of Solicitors in the region. After demonstrating our ability in the tender process, we were proud to be chosen for our understanding and expert knowledge in Agriculture, as farming areas which are relevant to NFU members, such as diversification, tax, planning, wills and probate, family, conveyancing and dispute resolution.

Farm Resilience Plan - Contract Checking Service and Legal Health Check, called Farm Resilience Plan, to plan for your farm's future.

By safeguarding the interests and wishes of the people involved in the farm, as well as the running of the farm business, you can be assured that these checking services offered by the NFU and legal panel firms will identify the aspects you need to ensure are in place and correctly documented to protect your farm business for the future. Read more about the discounts on getting farm business and farming family documents in place or updated by using the Contract Checking Service and the Legal Health Check Service.

Our appointment to the NFU Legal Panel is regularly reviewed and monitored by the NFU, and we are committed to continuing to provide both quality legal advice and service to the NFU's North East members. Our long standing relationship with the NFU and the Rural Community in our region, means that we have a sound understanding of the issues which NFU members face and we are therefore able to provide practical and helpful legal advice.

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.”

As well as providing legal advice, we enjoy serving and assisting our Agricultural and Rural Community in a variety of ways and giving our continued support to the British Farming and Food sector.

We help NFU North East members in the York East Riding, York West Riding & South Yorkshire regions by

  • Providing a personal service
  • Taking the time to listen and give practical, helpful advice
  • Delivering our work efficiently and cost effectively
  • Initial free contact*
  • Offering a discount on legal fees for NFU members*
  • Offering meetings at a location convenient for you (any of our 4 offices across the region or site visits where necessary)
  • Your case is in safe hands thanks to specialist knowledge and expertise
  • Comprehensive advice, whatever your problem – commercial or domestic

*subject to conditions

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Agricultural Law team with your enquiry.


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