Agricultural and Environmental Law Northern Ireland

Walker McDonald has gained considerable experience and built a solid reputation over the last twenty years providing legal advice to the agricultural and environmental sector.

Brian Walker has successfully represented clients in a range of litigation cases on behalf of farmers, Brian is also advisor to the National Beef Association and has successfully steered the response to the dioxin crisis leading to payment of compensation to local farmers.

Assisting Brian in agricultural and environmental issues is Finbar O’Brien and Lisa Crawford. Finbar was the first in Northern Ireland to be enrolled as a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association and Lisa has been involved in the complex defence of criminal matters especially relating to the enforcement of agricultural law including cattle regulations, animal welfare law and single farm payments.

Contact us on 028 3833 1086 if you require assistance with any legal query including wills and probate, conveyancing, boundary disputes and matters arising with the relevant authorities including those arising from recent developments such as:-

  • The Nitrates Directive for farmers in Northern Ireland
  • Cross compliance under the new single farm payment scheme
  • Waste Regulation
  • Asbestos Regulation
  • The protection of the family farm