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    As anyone who has ever been part of, or had dealings with, family-owned businesses will know, they come with their own unique set of challenges. This can often be embedded in personal and emotional matters as much as in the corporate and commercial. This can especially be the case where multiple generations of the family […]
    A recent case serves as a stark reminder to farming families of the need for clear succession planning, and how promises made during lifetime can alter the way in which assets may pass on death. It is one of a growing trend of recent Court decisions which have resulted in farms being divided between family […]
    Renowned for its high-quality partner-led legal advice, Hay & Kilner has been recommended in 19 practice areas in The Legal 500 2017, a clear sign of the quality and breadth of service offered to its loyal client base. Named as a regional heavyweight, the full-service Newcastle based firm is regarded in the highest terms for […]
    Many of you will be aware of the Supreme Court decision earlier this year in the case of Ilott V The Blue Cross and Others. This was a case in which the estranged daughter of the deceased was left nothing under the terms of her mother’s Will. She, therefore, challenged her mother’s estate under the […]
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