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Dedicated Agribusiness team

Baines Wilson LLP has over the years developed a strong reputation for the provision of pragmatic sound commercial advice to businesses based in Cumbria and throughout the UK.

We act for some of Cumbria’s larger farm businesses and have done so since the firm was established in 1999. We also act for some of the leading local and national businesses involved in the agricultural services sector; including suppliers of agricultural machinery foodstuffs or fuel in addition to purchasers and/or processors of agricultural products.

Given our experience and expertise both to the wider business community and specifically to this sector and also in recognition of the changing nature of the agricultural sector, we have made the decision to formally put in place a team dedicated to serving the needs of Agribusiness clients.

Introducing the team

The Agribusiness Team is made up of:

Commercial Partner John Wilson who deals with the corporate and commercial aspects including renewables projects, commercial agreements, acquisitions and disposals of businesses.

Employment Partner Joanne Holborn who has specialist knowledge of dealing with employees in the agricultural sector.

Commercial Property Associate Duncan Harty a member of the Commercial Property team who will deal with property matters including purchases, sales and tenancy aspects.


The range of services the Agribusiness Team provides includes: –

  • Farm and Estates sales and purchases
  • Energy schemes (including wind turbines, hydro and biogas)
  • Purchase and sale of agricultural sector businesses and companies
  • Utilities easements and wayleaves
  • Partnership and business advice
  • Advice on the full range of commercial agreements, including long term supply agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Employment law issues
  • Contracts and handbooks
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Intellectual property and branding

For further information regarding our Agribusiness services please contact John WilsonDuncan Harty or Joanne Holborn.

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