Law firm Needham & James has won two major contracts in the West Midlands.
The firm was selected by the NFU to provide legal advice to farmers and other members in Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
And it has signed a deal with the Ricoh Arena in Coventry – home of Coventry City FC – to deal with property matters for the company that advises it.
Needham & James was one of a panel of firms to be selected for a regional team dealing with the NFU account after a highly competitive pitch involving more than 80 law firms during a three-month selection process.
Susan Shanahan, an adviser on the NFU Legal Assistance Scheme, said: “Needham & James showed they have the strength and depth in agriculture and other relevant specialist areas to provide a high quality service, while offering value for money for all members.
“I think they are a great asset and will enhance the quality of the LAS and its service to members. The firm’s offices in Stratford, the Cotswolds and Birmingham are good because they offer easy access for members.
“They have a dedicated agricultural department with expertise in all fields and we are looking forward to having a good working relationship with them.”
John Hughes, a senior partner at Needham & James, said the firm was looking forward to continuing its connection with the NFU, which goes back more than 20 years.
Peter Snodgrass, a partner and agricultural specialist at Needham & James, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen and our agricultural team is looking forward to providing NFU members with a high quality local service.
“To be selected for the NFU panel we needed to show both quality in our advice and a commitment to the industry in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Agricultural clients are served by every department in the firm.
“By using our knowledge and experience we can create innovative and advantageous solutions to meet individual circumstances.”
The firm’s deal with the Ricoh Arena will see them advise on property matters. Arena Coventry, whose commercial tenants include Coventry City FC, Yorkshire Bank and the UK’s largest casino, made the appointment after a competitive pitch. Andrew Scarle, a senior associate at Needham & James, said the team would be responsible for all landlord and tenant matters, as well as all other aspects of property management.