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Farmer Retirement with Clarke Willmott

7 September, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Planning your exit from farming can be a challenging process. Our workshop will guide you through.

Planning your exit from farming can be a challenge, especially when you don’t have a natural successor.

This workshop will talk you through how to plan this process ensuring you have a smooth transition into the next phase of your life whilst maintaining control throughout the process. Our experienced panel of Private Capital, Commercial and Litigation lawyers will share with you their expertise and outline the key areas you need to consider and how to tackle them, including:

  • Options available – disposing of the farm, letting or joint venture farming arrangement – the risks and rewards;
  • Restructuring the business to mitigate any capital taxes liability – CGT, IHT and maximising the reliefs available;
  • Taking care of the long tail on disposal – natural capital contracts, potential development opportunities;
  • The strategy on gifting – what, when and how;
  • Income generating strategies – the lifestyle choices;
  • Death and incapacity issues
  • The benefits of undertaking a legal health check.

Esther Woolford, Partner, Agriculture Sector Head

Clarke Willmott’s Esther Woolford

Esther is the lead NFU partner and heads up the Agriculture sector. Specialises in agricultural and property litigation, contentious Wills, trusts and probate and commercial disputes.


Tom Potts, Partner

Clarke Willmott’s Tom Potts

Advises at all stages of the business cycle, including company incorporations and reorganisations, shareholders’ agreements, acquisitions and disposals and fund-raising.


Philip Whitcomb, Partner
Specialist advising farmers, landowners and high net worth individuals on trusts, capital tax planning, wills and farming partnerships.


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This workshop is available to any farmer or land manager in Dorset, Devon, Somerset or Cornwall currently in receipt of BPS payments.

If you have any questions please call us on 01837 659 059 or email team@businessinfopoint.co.uk. Please check our privacy policy and Devon County Council’s privacy policy to see how we store and manage your submitted data.


7 September, 2023
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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United Kingdom


Support Programme
Future Farming Resilience