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Agriculture and Rural

Agriculture and Rural

Falcon Chambers is the leading set of Chambers in agricultural and rural affairs matters. Members of Chambers regularly appear in courts and tribunals of all levels and advise in cases relating to

  • Security of tenure of agricultural tenants, including notices to quit and succession
  • Rent reviews
  • Breach of covenant
  • Forfeiture
  • Mortgages, charges and charging orders
  • Milk quota 
  • Proprietary estoppel claims
  • Agricultural partnerships and their dissolution
  • Trusts of land
  • Boundary disputes
  • Restrictive covenants and rights of way
  • Overage
  • Planning and development
  • Town and village greens
  • Easements and profits
  • Manorial rights
  • Mines and minerals
  • Water and reservoirs
  • Tidal and non-tidal waters
  • Foreshore rights
  • Hunting and shooting rights
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry and the Countryside
  • Professional negligence
  • Human rights

For recent examples of cases in which members of chambers have been involved see individual CVs here and our news and publications

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For its ‘sheer strength and breadth of expertise’, Falcon Chambers is ‘the pre-eminent set’ for property litigation and agricultural work, while it also has an ‘excellent reputation’ in planning law, making it a go-to set for many instructing solicitors. In addition to offering ‘the best QCs in the business and very strong junior talent too’ they are also ‘phenomenally good value’. Legal 500 2020
"Falcon Chambers remains the leading set for agricultural property work and is recognised by the market for the comprehensive strength and depth among its members. Its barristers provide high-level expertise in various legal subjects, including tenancy matters, proprietary estoppel claims and disputes relating to agricultural partnerships. One market adviser enthuses that 'they are the go-to set in this area,' Sources further praise the set as a 'big player' that is 'the only chambers with the depth and quality to deal with agricultural litigation to any meaningful extent'."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
This specialist property set maintains its reputation as the go to set in London for agriculture and rural affairs matters. It boasts an unmatched roster of silks and juniors in the area, a number of whom are specialists in the more arcane aspects of rural property law. The members are able to cover any complex issue, and have expertise in matters concerning unusual areas of agriculture. Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"This set continues to stand well above any other in the agricultural sphere due, in part, to the sheer number of members it can devote to the area. Its members have a wide range of specialist knowledge across niche areas of agricultural law and are “the people you go to for top rate technical expertise” and “the mustard on leading edge cases”.Chambers UK Guide, 2017