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    • Director & Head of Rural Practice
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JCP Solicitors Scoops NFU Award For Excellent Legal Support

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JCP Solicitors, one of the best known law firms in South Wales, is proud to have been awarded the NFU Tim Sell Legal Panel Excellence Award 2021. JCP, which has an office in Carmarthen, is one of only two law firms in Wales hand-picked by the leading...

Digestate Lagoons Arrangement Heralds a New Era for South Wales Farm

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JCP Solicitors’ Rural Practice team was pleased to support an NFU Member in South Wales in negotiating a Digestate Supply Agreement (DSA) with an anaerobic digestion plant, which allows for the supply and use of digestate over approx. 3000 acres of...

I Want to Help a Young Farmer With a Contract Farming Agreement

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"I have a young farmer friend who has expertise and ideas, but little capital and I want to give her the opportunity to work my livestock farm on a contract basis. Is this complex?" Joint Venture Farming Agreements can work well for all involved...

Ask The Legal Expert - Can I Pursue a Housing Developer For A Dividend After Selling My Land to Them?

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"I have been approached by a local housing developer who wants to buy my paddock. I am coming up to retirement and a sale now would help my nest-egg. If the developer is given planning permission to build homes after I have sold to him, would I be...

Make Sure Your Farming Business Is Operating In a Legally Sound Way

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"I’ve taken over the reins of our farm from my father and while I have farming experience, I’m very aware we are all working in a new environment now, so I want to make sure I’m getting things right legally, as far as employment...

Getting Your Farming Tenancy Right

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I’m keen to let some of my land to a farming tenant, and I have been approached by someone I know well, who is interested in taking on a tenancy. How do I make sure the arrangement works for us both and that we get the agreement right? You are...

Covid-19 and footpaths on your land - A video blog by JCP Solicitors

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Covid-19 and footpaths on your land. A video blog by Rory Hutchings, Director and Head of Rural Practice at JCP Solicitors. This video was recorded on Wednesday 8 April 2020. To keep up to date with latest news from JCP Solicitors, including COVID-19...

Emergency Measures to Support Farmers During COVID-19

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The farming community is likely to be relieved by the news from the Government, announced this week, that a series of emergency measures have been put in place to support them during the COVID-19 crisis. The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural...

Ask The Legal Expert - Getting Your Farming Tenancy Right

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I’m keen to let some of my land to a farming tenant, and I have been approached by someone I know well, who is interested in taking on a tenancy. How do I make sure the arrangement works for us both and that we get the agreement right? You are...

Ash Dieback - What are my Responsibilities as a Landowner?

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Landowners across Wales are becoming concerned about the potential dangers of diseased trees on their land – particularly with Ash Dieback cutting a swathe across the landscape. Ash Dieback, also called Chalara Ash Dieback, is a fungal disease which...

Ask The Legal Expert - Preventing temporary occupiers from claiming squatters' rights

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I inherited a small farm in West Wales from an aunt four years ago. I live several hundred miles away, so I have not been there since I inherited. I’ve now heard that a family is living off the land there. How can I prevent these temporary occupiers...

Ask The Legal Expert - Village Greens

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I’m considering buying up some neighbouring land, to increase the footprint of my farm. However, it looks like some of the land is being used by dog walkers and sometimes drone enthusiasts; I’m concerned these activities will continue once I...

Looking for A Legal Career in Rural Practice?

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A career within the law can be a very satisfying one, particularly when you are able to work within a company that values and promotes clear career progression and has a strong commitment to ‘growing its own’ well-respected, highly professional...

Ask The Legal Expert: The Effect Of GDPR In Rural Business

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Rory Hutchings, JCP Director and Head of the Rural Practice Team, shares his insight on just how far the new rules and regulations on data protection extend in the agricultural industry. I run a livestock farm with a handful of employees and...

It's Showtime For Agriculture and Rural Life Experts

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For those of us with a special interest in rural matters the summer months aren’t about jetting off to foreign climes, they are about agricultural shows. Members of our Rural Practice Team will be on hand at the Royal Welsh Show this month, and at many...

Ask The Legal Expert- Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

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My farm is sited in an area likely to be newly designated by the Welsh Government as a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone. If this goes ahead, what will it mean for me? This is, understandably, an issue that is causing a lot of concern among farmers in South and...

JCP Chosen By NFU Cymru for 10th Year

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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...

Come And Visit Us At The Royal Welsh Show 2014

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We are once again proud to be sponsors of the Royal Welsh show. We are also delighted to have a new stand at the Show for 2014. If you are attending the Show please pop in and visit us for a cold drink or a cup of tea. We can be found opposite the NFU...