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JCP Chosen By NFU Cymru for 10th Year
- AuthorRory Hutchings
The Rural Practice team at JCP Solicitors are delighted to announce that they have been re-appointed as the NFU Cymru legal panel firm for South Wales – a position they will hold until 2018.
The announcement comes after a rigorous six-month review programme from NFU Cymru, which considered feedback from the Union’s members and staff, legal services, fee structures and commitment to the organisation and its members.
JCP have held a place on the panel since 2008 and the firm enjoys a close working relationship with NFU Cymru. The Carmarthen-based Rural Practice team, led by Director and Head of Rural Practice, Rory Hutchings, will continue to represent NFU Cymru members with any legal queries, who are referred to them via the Union’s Call First centre and by Group Secretaries.
This is a prestigious re-appointment and one that can be attributed to the Rural Practice team’s professionalism and commitment to NFU Cymru and its members, said JCP Director and Head of Rural practice, Rory Hutchings.
“JCP are delighted to see our Rural Practice team re-appointed by NFU Cymru to represent their members with any legal concerns.
“Rural legal matters are often complex and farming regulations are subject to frequent change. Our specialist multi disciplined Rural Practice team has been set up expressly to focus upon this complex area.
“As a company we have been serving the farming communities of Carmarthen, Pembrokeshire and South and West Wales for many years and we are very much a part of rural life in the area.
“I am proud of the indepth knowledge and experience of our team, who offer support and advice on matters including succession planning, diversification, tax, probate and conveyancing. We look forward to continuing to help NFU Cymru members with any legal issues or concerns they have in the future.”
John Mercer, Director of NFU Cymru said he was pleased to support JCP’s reappointment.
“JCP have been retained for their breadth of knowledge and experience of agricultural and horticultural matters, together with other non-agricultural related specialist areas that affect our members.
“I know JCP have continued to strengthen their agricultural and rural team to meet the increasing demands of our members and the NFU Cymru Legal Panel Service remains an important part of the overall NFU legal services offered to its members. The Legal assistance scheme is a fantastic membership service and we are delighted and proud to continue and further develop our strong relationship with all the team at JCP”.
From left: Rory Hutchings Head of Rural Practice, JCP, Stephen James - President NFU Cymru, Ffion Lloyd, Associate Solicitor, JCP, Malcolm Thomas, Rural Client Manager, JCP, John Mercer, Director NFU Cymru, Peter Francis, NFU Legal Assistance Scheme Board Delegate