Tax Planning

Tax Planning

Tax Planning and Efficient Business Structuring

Farmers and landowners have an overall responsibility to mitigate against adverse taxation by structuring their holdings in the most tax efficient manner. Structuring holdings to apply key reliefs, such as Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief, is key to preservation of the value of farm.

The Agricultural Team at Fraser Dawbarns LLP provides key tax planning advice on Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax, and will work with our clients and their financial advisers to ensure property is held to enable tax reliefs to be applied.  

Our Specialists

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Daniel Ball

Partner, Solicitor - Wisbech

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Jenny Rushmer

Partner, Solicitor, Head of Commercial Department - Wisbech

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How we can help with Tax Planning

We recognise the need for land owners to structure their holdings to take the maximum benefit provided by agricultural property relief. Farms are not always made purely of agricultural land and sometimes include residential properties, as well as potential for future development.

Disposals of land take place on a day to day basis, and it may be that relief can be applied to hold over any gain with a view to future investments. Farmers may also be at the point of retirement at the time of disposal allowing Entrepreneur’s Relief to be considered with a view to tax mitigation.

Our team also provides a long term view in respect of Wills and Tax Planning to enable the holding to remain in the family for future generations to come.


Karen processed my transfer of equity. She was absolutely wonderful. She went above and beyond to make sure i had all of the information I asked for. I cannot thank her enough.
Client - Ely Office

Why Choose Fraser Dawbarns to Help You?

An Experienced Agricultural Team

Having an experienced and effective tax planning lawyer who works alongside your accountant and financial adviser is an extremely valuable asset for any agricultural business. At Fraser Dawbarns LLP we have a dedicated Agricultural team with a wealth of knowledge, who can help you avoid some of the pitfalls.

Years of experience working with the agriculture sector has put us in a strong position to help you with a wide range of legal issues relating to farming and agriculture. If you would like more information on how we can help you, your family and your farm, please contact a member of the agriculture team today. 

Direct Access To Your Solicitor

Our agriculture team develop a good understanding of our client’s businesses and form close working relationships with our business clients. Clients who wish to arrange an appointment with our commercial solicitors can do so easily, visiting us at any of our offices across East Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk. We can also visit you at your business if you prefer.

Pricing Options

At Fraser Dawbarns we recognise that there is no ‘one size fits all’. With our flexible pricing options, we give our clients the choice of different pricing options. You can choose whether you would like us to undertake your work on a fixed fee basis or at an hourly rate, selecting the pricing option that best suits your needs.

No Hidden Charges

Clients opting for our fixed fee service, will know how much they will pay for the matter before we start work. Clients who prefer to be billed at an hourly rate will also be given a realistic range of costs before we begin. Transparency and trustworthiness are important to us and we will never surprise you with hidden charges that were not explained to you at the outset.

Contact Us Today

Our team will help you from the beginning of your case to the end, giving you total peace of mind. If you would like friendly, client focused advice on a wide range of legal issues, get in touch and see how we can help you.

Call or email us today and find out how we can make your life easier. 

Wisbech: 01945 461456
March: 01354 602880
King's Lynn: 01553 666600
Ely: 01353 383483
Downham Market: 01366 383171
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