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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 […]
    The recent case of Sargeant V Sargeant saw a widow, Mrs Sargeant, attempt to bring a claim for maintenance and dependence against her husband’s estate, 10 years after his death. Mrs Sargeant’s late husband originally farmed in partnership with his brother and sister after the death of their parents. After the death of his brother, […]
    The Government has laid out its 25 year environmental plan. Many aspects of the plan might impact farmers including potential rules about the use of water and the efficient use of fertiliser. However, an opportunity does present itself in the new “Northern Forest Scheme” – a scheme to plant a belt of trees across the […]
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