Rix & Kay is based in the heart of the beautiful South East – and for decades have been advising farmers and a wide range of other rural business owners. Rix & Kay provides access to knowledge and experience, as well as a detailed understanding of rural economic, legal and agricultural issues.
Many rural businesses stay within a family for generations and rural communities have different priorities and interests to city dwellers. Rix & Kay can act on behalf of an individual farmer or a community group, maybe in the interests of preserving a way of life.
Rix & Kay can provide these services:
- Strategic business planning, including succession
- Shareholder, partnership and LLP agreements
- Joint ventures including cooperatives
- Business start ups, mergers acquisitions and restructuring
- Business diversification
- Building and land conversion, including planning law
- Supply agreements and terms of business
- Employment law
- Health and safety
- Environmental law
- Countryside rights of way (including coastal access issues)
- Rural property law, including common land and rights
- Development land agreements
- Utility wayleaves and telecommunications
- Agricultural tenancies and licences
- Family trusts, wills, estate administration and wealth preservation
- Dispute resolution
- Family break ups
We can advise on all legal aspects of estate management diversification through conversions, leisure and exploitation and on opportunities for land development centered on commercial and residential schemes.
Rix & Kay will help clients look at the most effective means by which the business can be enhanced and eventually passed on to your chosen successors – whether that is by sale, gifting, establishing trusts, or by the use of your will, optimising the inheritance and capital gains tax planning opportunities that successive governments have provided in the business and agricultural sectors.
Our Rural Business team is recognised as a leading firm for Agriculture and Estates in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK
“Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP handles the full breadth of rural and agricultural matters for both businesses and private individuals, and has a strong presence in the farming, horticulture, viticulture and food production sectors. Practice head Richard Cripps specialises in commercial property, handling the financing and property aspects of mergers and acquisitions”.
Quote from the 2017 edition of the The Legal 500 UK