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Staines, James
James Staines
Telephone: +353 1 854 6410
Mobile: +353 87 273 5934

James Staines



  • Advising a range of agribusiness and representative groups including the Irish Farmers Association and the Agricultural Trust on:
    • EU regulatory law and applicability to agricultural clients.
    • Competition law, producer organisations and rights of negotiation.
    • Environmental law, including the impact on waste management act legislation, nitrate and water pollution obligations on their business.
    • A range of corporate and property issues to include advising on restructuring and funding for cooperatives and other farm businesses, in conjunction with our commercial and property team.
    • Compulsory purchase orders and land use obligations.
    • Land leasing, farm succession, partnerships, collaborative farming, estate planning and inheritance.
  • Advising a range of national publications on defamation issues, including print and social media publications.
  • Advising and defending liability claims.
  • Advising on general litigation contract dispute.
  • Drafted IFA master agricultural lease and IFA master forestry contract.
  • Advising clients in the emerging renewable energy sector.


  • Agribusiness SMEs
  • Agricultural representative bodies
  • UK, European and Irish insurers


  • Contributes on a regular basis to agricultural law publications


  • Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee Royal Dublin Society
  • Associated member of Agricultural Science Association
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association