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Regulatory & Compliance


Our Regulatory & Compliance lawyers have extensive experience in guiding clients involved in agricultural land and farming or related rural activities through complex legislation and regulation.

An investigation by a regulatory body could have serious implications for you, your family and your business. A conviction can lead to large fines and you being restricted or prohibited from continuing with your usual business practices.

We can assist you with any investigations and prosecutions by:

  • The  Environment Agency;
  • The Health & Safety Executive;
  • The Rural Payments Agency;
  • The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs;
  • The RSPCA;
  • Trading Standards; and
  • Police

For further information, please contact Jonathan Pigford, Partner at Hay & Kilner.


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    - Chambers & Partners

  • "They're very, very good with landed clients, clients with farms and that kind of thing. They're technically good at agricultural administration of estates."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "The level of technical knowledge is extremely high."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Alison Hall has experience in a wide range of agricultural issues, including the drafting of farming partnership agreements. She is particularly noted for her expertise in APR and BPR, and regularly advises on Inheritance Act cases. A market source praises her as "very client-friendly and technically competent."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Alison Hall is an expert on private capital law and is regarded by commentators as a 'good lawyer with excellent drafting skills'."

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  • "Hay & Kilner provides tax, corporate and commercial advice to clients, and has particular expertise in the surrender of Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies and the granting of farm business tenancies."

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