DMH Stallard advised South-East family farming company on its acquisition of a fellow farming family business

08 Aug 2016

DMH Stallard recently advised a local South East farming business on their first acquisition, being that of a fellow farming company.

Abigail Owen, Corporate Partner, led the corporate team and Anne Milne, Commercial Property Partner, led the property team on the acquisition.

This was an unusual transaction, steeped in history. It involved two long established farming families who have worked with each other for centuries. The buyer has farmed the land which was the subject of the acquisition since the 1800s and the sellers had owned and farmed the land since the 1700s.

Commenting on the transaction, Abigail Owen said “We are very pleased to have worked on this transaction, the families have been farming the land for many centuries and this was the perfect opportunity for growth and diversification. We wish them every success in their future ventures.”             

One of the directors, on behalf of the buyer said: “As a long standing client of DMH Stallard we had every faith in them. Their appreciation of the deeply personal nature of this transaction between the two farming families enabled the acquisition to complete successfully with a true understanding of the commercial and personal nature of this matter.”

The accountants acting on the transaction were Chavereys. The sellers were advised by Kent-based firm Thomson Snell & Passmore. 

For more information on this announcement or for information on other services offered by the corporate team, please contact Abigail Owen at or by calling 01293 605022.

Further reading

Remote working and home security

Blog, News & PR
With a large proportion of the workforce now working from home, security arrangements for home workers need to be addressed - Robert Ganpatsingh explains
Read more Read

Tenants take note: dilapidations damages to be subject to VAT

Blog, Legal Updates
Property expert Cheraine Williams explains why dilapidations could be about to get more expensive
Read more Read

Covid business interruption insurance payments due to small and medium companies

Blog, Legal Updates
Partner Jonathan Compton looks at the Supreme Court’s decision on business interruption insurance
Read more Read

DMH Stallard’s corporate team shortlisted for four awards

Blog, News & PR
Current Corporate Law Firm of the Year hoping to hold on to the title in 2021
Read more Read
  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

  • Get in touch