Associate - Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Based at the Worcester office, Helen Gough joined the firm in September 2014 and works in the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Division.
Areas of expertise:
Helen gained her agricultural knowledge whilst working as an advisor for the NFU between 2001-2004. Her particular area of expertise is in relation to agricultural tenancy disputes both under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.
She specialises in dealing with contentious agricultural issues and handles a wide variety of cases in this area including landlord and tenant disputes, non-payment of rent, regaining possession of agricultural property and land (both commercial and residential), dilapidation claims, boundary disputes, contested lease renewals, succession matters, common land and village green issues, prosecutions by the Environment Agency and all Tribunal and Arbitrary work as well as less common issues such as appeals against the Forestry Commission, DEFRA and the RPA.
Helen fully understands the issues affecting landowners and tenants in the rural sector and is passionate about obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients.
Membership of professional bodies and organisations:
Helen is an elected Council Member of the Agricultural Law Association(ALA) as well as on the Regional Committee for the ALA for the midlands and is a member of the Property Litigation Association.
In her spare time Helen has been actively campaigning for a change in the law relating to abandoned horses and enjoys long river and countryside walks with her family and three dogs.