Agricultural Employment Specialists

The agricultural community is affected as much as any other sector by the ever-changing nature of employment law.

Our Employment Team are specialists in providing a range of legal advice on issues for farmers and the agricultural industry.  There is often a high dependency on seasonal workers and a need for bespoke contracts for short-term workers together with an understanding of issues relating to foreign workers and gangmasters. We understand quite often your business is a family run business and that as well as having a need for seasonal workers you may have staff who have worked for you for many years.  We act for a large number of farmers and agricultural businesses and advise on all employment issues from keeping your documentation and procedures fully compliant and robust, to providing strategic advice for internal matters and expert representation if a case does go to Tribunal or Court. 

Without the proper legal assistance employment issues can become costly and time consuming and we would like to help you minimise risk and future costs.  Our areas of expertise include:

  • Employment advice to both businesses and individuals
  • Agricultural employment rights
  • Agricultural tenancies
  • Grade and categories of workers (where relevant)
  • Gangmaster rights
  • Changes to terms and conditions
  • Agricultural sick pay
  • Health & safety policies using farm vehicles and machinery
  • Agricultural holiday entitlement
  • Settlement agreements
  • Surrender agreements
  • Contract farming agreements
  • Sale and purchase of agricultural businesses

Flexible funding options

We offer fixed fees, pay as you go, or a retainer service, so you can choose the option that best fits your needs at a reasonable cost that you can budget for.