At Clarke Jeffers we realise that agricultural disputes are different from other types of cases. For one thing, farms may have been in a family for generations so there is a lot more than just land value at stake. Also, we recognise that the agricultural community is a small one and disputes or threats of action can have far reaching consequences.
In particular we recognise the inherent difficulties that a marriage breakdown can cause. Assets such as farms cannot just be sold and proceeds split. More viable options are needed to ensure that the farm stays intact and viable in size while still providing adequately for the other party.
We also have significant experience in dealing with the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency and representing farmers on a wide range of prosecutions.
We understand the nature of the agricultural business. We have been and are actively involved with the farming industry not only on a legal platform but it also forms a core part of our background.
We have a strong working relationship with agricultural specialists to include valuers, surveyors and consultants. We believe our expertise and hands on practical experience in the agricultural sector enables us to provide not just a textbook legal service but appropriate advice to your particular circumstances which can be implemented in a viable and practical manner.
We have acted for farmers and the agricultural industry for over 75 years. We understand the true and real meaning of farming and agriculture. Farming is not just a business, it is lifestyle no matter what size, sector or type of agricultural industry. We understand it is a lifestyle of great sentimental value. We aim to protect that, always.
Specialist Areas include:
• Boundary disputes
• Legal separation / divorce
• Livestock disputes and animal welfare
• Farm Partnership disputes
• Disputes regarding Wills
• Agreement / Contract disputes
• Rights of way and trespass
• Personal injuries
• Department of Agriculture Notices / Prosecutions
• Environmental Protection Agency prosecutions
Clarke Jeffers also provide professional mediation and dispute resolution services for farmers. If you require representation at a mediation or a mediator to assist with a dispute we would be delighted to speak with you.