Farming Partnerships

Many farming businesses are operated in partnership amongst family members or family-owned entities. 

The dynamic of a farming partnership can change over time with partners being assumed or retiring from the firm and, unfortunately, in some instances ending in dispute.

Putting in place a robust partnership agreement, that is tailored to the business and ensuring that the agreement ties in with the succession planning of the partners, is key to ensuring the smooth operation of any farming partnership.

We can advise on all aspects relating to farming partnerships, including:

  • The creation and preparation of partnership agreements
  • Terms of existing agreements
  • Providing guidance on succession issues in farming partnerships and reflecting the individual wishes of Partners in terms of their Wills
  • Varying the terms of a partnership agreement including the assumption, resignation or retirement of partners
  • Dealing with partnership disputes
  • The dissolution of partnerships.

We work closely with our Private Wealth and Tax team together with our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team on providing common-sense solutions to farming partnership problems. 

Liaising with other experienced agricultural advisors such as accountants and bankers allows us to provide a holistic approach to the farming business.

That means you can rely on our extensive expertise in advising farming partnerships and assisting the longevity of these family businesses to protect your assets for future generations.