Brexit will have a fundamental impact on UK's agricultural industry, say lawyers

Agriculture must be ‘high on the agenda’ for any new trade relationships with the EU or elsewhere, say lawyers, who remain confident the sector will survive post-Brexit.

The prime minister, Theresa May, announced this week that the UK will leave the European single market and prioritised the negotiation of a customs agreement and tariff-free trade with the EU. She will also try to forge new trade agreements with countries outside the EU.

‘It will be vital that agriculture is high on the agenda in trade negotiations with the EU and other countries,’ Vivienne Williams, a partner and head of agriculture at Michelmores, tol...

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