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    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 […]

    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 […]

    Finally some good news for those diversifying on the farm and a decision which goes in favour of horses! As many will know, keeping horses has often been a problem when claiming Inheritance Tax (‘IHT’) relief on death. This is because HMRC does not regard horses as an agricultural purpose (except in very limited circumstances) […]

    Many of our clients now own foreign assets, particularly foreign property abroad. The rules of the country in which these assets are held can override the rules in England and Wales regarding who they pass to and in what proportions. In some jurisdictions, these succession rules can even affect the appointment of executors. A Will […]

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