We celebrated the 30th anniversary of the NFU's Legal Assistance Scheme at the Devon County Show last week. A cake was made to mark the occasion which was cut by the newly appointed NFU President Minette Batters.
The NFU Legal Assistance Scheme provides financial support, professional guidance and a contribution towards professional costs for NFU members facing legal disputes relating to their business as farmers or growers.
The scheme has helped save farmers thousands of pounds in professional fees since its establishment in 1987. Since 2000, £21.5 million has been allocated to NFU members by the LAS to assist with legal fees.