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Every CLA member has their own local team to provide the first point of contact in seeking information and support on problems and queries. Click here to find contact details for your regional team.
We also have a dedicated team of specialists in London - including barristers, surveyors, planning and tax specialists – covering topics as diverse as conservation, country sports and wayleaves.
- Environment & Land Use
- Infrastructure & utilities
- Property management
Our six regional teams advise on a whole range of topics relevant to rural landowners and businesses including grants, rights of way, access, crime and policing, fly tipping, flooding, LEPs and promoting local foods. They are supported by the national advisory team but should be your first point of contact for all advisory queries.
The CLA's Legal team advises on topics including: business tenancies, contracts, sale of goods, employment, construction, country sports, arbitration, fly tipping, trespass, scrap metal, animal trespass, illegal hunting, public order, agricultural wages, employment rights and more.
The CLA's Tax team advises on topics including: capital gains tax, capital allowances, exemptions, inheritance tax, income tax, landfill tax, national insurance, PAYE, reliefs, stamp duty land tax, taxation of grants and subsidies, taxation of rental incomes, tax planning, VAT and more.
The CLA's Access team advises on topics including: countryside access, coastal access, access points, public rights of way, CROW Act, mapping, liability, permissive access, problems (including dogs and sheep worrying) and more.
The CLA's Property and Business team advises on topics including: appeals, applications, CIL, green belt, national parks, change of use, designations, assets of community value, development orders, listed buildings, redundant buildings, local development plans and more.
The CLA's Land Use team advises on topics including: animal diseases including bird flu, BSE and bovine TB, farm support, livestock, arable, new entrants and share farming, food processing, farm shops and more.
Alongside the national advisory team, our six regional teams advise on all matters of diversification including: farm and business diversification, converting farm buildings, holiday accommodation, glamping, country sports, renewable energy and more.
The CLA's Land Use team advises on topics including: agri-environment schemes and Countryside Stewardship, forestry and woodlands, cross compliance, deer, flooding and flood defences, uplands, Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE), hedges, farm birds, weeds, offsetting, climate change, soil, water, and more.
The CLA's Property and Business team advises on topics including: Compulsory purchase and HS2, broadband, mobile connectivity, utilities, wayleaves, renewable energy, energy efficiency and more.
The CLA's Property and Business team advises on topics including: housing, lettings, rural tourism, heritage, grants and business support, equine, insurance, business rates and more.