Tags: agricultural law

Staycation boom legal tips for farmers and land owners

July 26, 2021

Restrictions on travel abroad has meant an influx of tourists holidaying in the UK, creating many opportunities for the entrepreneurial farmer.

Protect your farm or rural business against coronavirus liability claims

June 10, 2020

This article was originally published by Cornish Mutual on 27 May 2020. Kelvin Farmaner, Partner at Trethowans and Arthur Denton, Claims Leader at Cornish Mutual, discuss potential liability claims relating to coronavirus and how to minimise the risk to your business.

How safe is the agriculture & farming industry now?

January 31, 2020

The HSE has released details of the workplace fatal injuries that were reported to enforcing authorities in 2018/19. A total of 147 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2018/19. This represents an increase of 6 fatalities from 2017/18. Fatal injuries are relatively rare events and there is of course a degree of chance involved in the figures year on year but this does suggest that we…

A recent case in the law of proprietary estoppel

July 24, 2019

The law of proprietary estoppel remains a difficult are area of law, which continues to develop many years after it first evolved after the Second World War.

How does Flood Re home insurance work?

June 24, 2016

Access to affordable home insurance is critically important when it comes to helping households recover from the severe financial impacts and damage caused by flooding.

How is a family farm split in divorce?

June 27, 2012

Farms may have been a family-run affair for a number of generations: land prices and stock may have considerable intrinsic worth but remain largely illiquid assets, whilst income streams may be relatively low. A farmer may be a good financial manager or a poor one, so that borrowing capacity might be in question. The taxation issues arising from dissolution of partnerships or part-sale of lots…

Succession planning steps for farming families

June 25, 2012

Historically the farming industry has not been great at succession planning. By this, I mean, the process by which the business and the ownership of the farm moves from one generation to another is discussed, planned and implemented often whilst managing external forces such as divorce and capital taxation. A failure to plan can have a powerful influence of the development of a business. Studies…

UK economy under threat due to lack of succession planning by UK farmers

June 21, 2012

A recent survey undertaken by Barclays Bank of almost 400 arable and dairy farmers has shown that nearly half (44%) of UK farmers had no formal succession planning in place for when they retire which potentially could jeopardise the future success of their business.