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Fantastic client feedback for Katie I'Anson

Peter Mills
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Over 75% of our instructions are from returning clients or those personally recommended to us by previous clients. So it is really important that we take client service very seriously. When we complete a matter for a client, we always ask for...

Mud on the road! Liability and the farmer

Paul Burkinshaw
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With the return of wet weather, we are likely to experience mud on roads as a by-product of normal farming operations. The NFU actually released a briefing note for farmers on the liabilities of mud on roads some time ago in the latter part...

The farmer 'lump sum exit scheme' needs to be considered with care

Philip Nelson
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It is a well-known ‘fact’ that farmers never retire; there is always far too much to do to have that luxury. Many farmers we deal with are keen to pass the farm and business on to whichever member of the family is most willing, whilst keeping...

A guide to Inheritance Tax: the legal aspects

Philip Williams
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Inheritance Tax (IHT) is primarily a charge on your assets on death, including your share of assets jointly held with another person. However, lifetime gifts made within seven years prior to your death can also be brought back into charge. IHT is also...

Potential impact of Assured Agricultural Occupancy on diversification plans

Paul Burkinshaw
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If a farmer decides that the new income will come from upgrading farm workers cottages for use as B&Bs or holiday cottages, or to demolish them to make way for something new, this can create significant issues unless proper consideration and planning is...

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