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John Lockhart welcoming guests

On Thursday 6th July Lockhart Garratt joined forces with The Agricultural Mortgage Company Plc and Robinson & Hall LLP to host an event that answered questions surrounding the future of agriculture in the face of Brexit and a newly formed government.

The ‘Summer Rural Event’ provided updates on forestry, rural property finance and opportunities.

30 farmers and landowners attended the free event that was held in Milton Keynes.  Topics covered in the presentations included current and potential issues on finance, making the most effective use of money in your business, current timber opportunities and managing your woodlands in the light of climate change.

Guests enjoying the discussions

“Ensuring that farmers and landowners are fully prepared for the future is key to the success of their businesses,” explains Andrew Jenkinson of Robinson & Hall LLP. “By providing these events, we are making sure that business owners are informed of upcoming changes and can make the most out of the potential opportunities, enabling their businesses to continue to thrive, despite the uncertain changes in the industry”.

The talks also covered a range of topical subjects that were useful and relevant to all farmers and landowners: The Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship Scheme, abstraction licences, mobile phone masts, business rates, succession and infrastructure.

One attendee commented: “Well done to all.  Very topical and useful.  Thank you for your hospitality, it was very much appreciated”.

The evening concluded with a buffet dinner and drinks.

If you would be interested in attending similar future events please contact Victoria Sherbourne at

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