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Moore Barlow partner authors new definitive legal guide to farming partnerships

6th November 2020

05 November 2020: Moore Barlow today announces that partner Philip Whitcomb has authored a new book which is set to become the definitive legal guide for farming partnerships in England and wales.

Philip’s book – entitled “A Practical Guide to the Law of Farming Partnerships” – explores the myriad legal issues faced by farming families and covers a range of aspects of farming partnerships, including the need for commerciality and succession planning. Replete with practical examples, the book provides an overview of the main issues that those entering into farming partnerships may come across, along with the guidelines and strategies to help and support all those involved in advising on such partnerships.

A widely respected lawyer in his field, Philip has extensive knowledge and practical experience dealing with all aspects of estate planning, particularly for farmers and landed estate owners, as well as farming partnerships. Legal 500 recognised that Philip’s “knowledge of will, trust and partnerships as they relate to our agricultural clients makes him one of the top people in the country” and further commented that “his draft of wills, deeds and particularly partnership agreements is exceptional.”

The book is now available to order from

Philip Whitcomb, Partner at Moore Barlow comments:

“Many professionals will be familiar with partnerships and how they work but few will truly understand the nuances and complexities of a farming partnership. With high values of land and an increasingly elderly farming population, the risk levels for advising in this area of law continue to increase significantly. This book endeavours to help practitioners keep abreast of these issues, and to recognise all the key intricacies surrounding farming partnerships.”