Entitlements, specialist agreements and environmental issues

Environmental Law

Payment schemes and environmental management agreements are a critical part of modern farming. These schemes are often an important source of financial support for farmers, but managing entitlements or establishing your eligibility for the grants available can be difficult. Understanding the obligations and opportunities that are associated with a particular grant or payment can also be time consuming and complicated. Even applying for a scheme may be a difficult process, particularly when schemes and submission deadlines are liable to change.

The JWK Agricultural and Rural Law Team maintain a thorough and up to date knowledge of national and EU agricultural and rural payment schemes and regulations, so that we can provide accurate advice and support for your business. If you are considering a specialist agreement or need help negotiating a change to your entitlements, we can guide you through the process.

Our agricultural lawyers regularly advise on:

  • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
  • Buying and selling entitlements
  • Cross compliance
  • Environmental stewardship schemes
  • Environmentally Sensitive Area agreements
  • Agreements with Natural England and the Forestry Commission

With offices in Lancaster and Morecambe, and a new office recently opened within the J36 Auction Centre, near Kendal, JWK Solicitors are ideally placed to support farmers and landowners across the North West.

We have been clients of JWK Solicitors, formerly Whiteside and Knowles, for many years. They have provided our family farming business with excellent advice and guidance. They always give us detailed and precise information and think outside the box.” - J. R. Hoggarth, Dairy Farmer, Lancashire


JWK can help you. Get in touch today

Do you have a question or would you simply like some more information? You can contact JWK Solicitors on 01524 598300 between 9am to 5pm every weekday or use our enquiry form.