Agriculture, Farming and Rural Law

At James McNulty & Co Solicitors, we have spent more than 85 years advising and supporting farmers and landowners in Omagh and beyond. We understand the needs of the local farming community and have built up strong relationships with valuers, rural advisors and financial planners in the county. We can therefore provide you with a complete service when it comes to advice on agricultural and rural law.

Practical know-how

Our solicitors have many years of experience in most legal matters that arise out of rural, farming and agricultural concerns.
Our agricultural law specialists, Deirdre McSorley, Shauna Allison, Eileen Hackett and Heather Rainey work as a close team to ensure our clients receive practical, down-to-earth legal advice at a sensible price. Heather Rainey is a Legal Executive with the firm, who is a young farmer and runs her own suckler herd. They can assist you with any of the following farming and rural law matters:

  • Buying & selling farms
  • Site transfers
  • Transferring land to family members
  • Mortgaging farms & personal guarantees
  • Wind farms
  • Advice on inheritance tax relief
  • Nursing home care costs
  • Succession planning
  • Adverse possession/squatters rights
  • Hen house developments
  • Company and partnership agreements and dissolutions
  • Rights of way and lane usage disputes
  • Effluent discharge prosecutions
  • Preparation of Conacre letting agreements

Why choose us?

Our agricultural law team will partner with you long-term so we truly understand your family and your business. Our motto is ‘trust our experience’ and the rural community of Omagh and beyond has confidently relied on our legal advice since 1931. We are proud to have acted for several generations of farming families in the area and have enjoyed celebrating their success.

By engaging us to manage your legal matters relating to farming and agriculture, you can be confident that you will receive advice you can trust.

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James McNulty & Co have been our family solicitors since my grandfather’s time.  They have always been very helpful in getting the legal work done for us and keeping us on the right side of the law!


Heather Rainey gave us great advice.  Heather farms herself so as a young farmer she has a great insight into how the entitlements work and she helped us with our appeal.


I dealt with Cathal Murray for a summons I received for polluting the river.  Cathal came out to inspect the tank and took photos which he later produced to the judge when it came to the court.  I got off with a small fine.  I was very impressed with his knowledge of farming and how he presented everything to the judge .


Deirdre McSorley represented us when we bought some land that marched our home farm.  There were some problems over a right of way that Deirdre was able to resolve and all went smoothly and on time.


Thanks to Eileen Hackett who dealt with our case when we sold off a portion of ground to a neighbour.  Despite the unnecessary problems raised by the bank Eileen was able to sort everything out for us and the sale went through.


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To find out more about how we can assist with your legal matter, please call us on:

028 8224 2177

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