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    The substantial increase in property values that we’ve experienced over the last few decades and the increasing age profile of the UK population has meant that issues around Inheritance Tax are seldom far from the news headlines. One of the most important recent developments in the field, – and one which hasn’t yet had a […]
    Since I reported in 2017 on the case of Davies v Davies we have seen a continued increase in claims of proprietary estoppel involving family farms. Known as the “Cowshed Cinderalla” case in the media, Davies v Davies involved a claim on the family farm by one of three daughters. During her time in employment […]
    It is a growing trend within farming businesses to diversify away from traditional agricultural activities on the farm, in order to generate more income streams and spread the risk of a ‘bad year’, whether this be in relation to livestock or crops. The extremes of the severe snow during lambing earlier in the year compared […]
    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 […]
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