Philip Whitcomb, partner at Moore Barlow specialising in rural matters, explains how to buy your own plot of woodland and the legal obligations. Read here for the the full Times article. Why is the purchase of woodland increasing in popularity? The coronavirus pandemic has led many to readdress their priorities, particularly when it comes to […]
The Moss family has farmed Manor Farm for 150 years and is a highly respected local family. They’re just about to start the process of ensuring the farm and business move smoothly from one generation to another. They might wish to avoid the fate of a neighbouring farm, which is now on the market following […]
The whole idea of getting up at 6am on a dark winter’s morning to ride out in the pouring rain can seem quite baffling to non-horsey people but this is a normal way of life for many. Your horse is a much beloved member of the family, perhaps more loved then some relatives, and whilst […]
I recently came across a quote which said “in business, what you don’t get done today can be done tomorrow. But with family, what doesn’t get done today is gone forever”. None of us know what is around the corner and those personal tasks which may affect your family are too often put off. You […]
There is now less than a month before we hear what Rishi Sunak disclosures in his first budget. Here are some of the predictions on what he might say which will affect farmers and landowners: Personal Tax: For farm and estate employees, the level at which they start to pay National Insurance rises to £9,500 […]
As a child, I was always encouraged to collect – be it stamps, postcards or old books – and as an adult that passion for collecting antiques and works of art has continued. There is nothing like the thrill of hunting down that one rare piece at an auction or antiques fair to add to […]
Farming succession is absolutely imperative to the success of individual farmers, but it is also integral to the overall agricultural picture in the UK. Factors such as falling revenue across the rural sector, increased competition from foreign competitors and the evolving nature of the ‘modern farmer’ all contribute to the importance of planning correctly for […]
A Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can prove essential in helping to protect a farm should the farmer become unable to take an active role in its day to day activities, through old age, accident or mental/physical illness.
HMRC has confirmed that there has been a significant increase in the amount of Inheritance Tax (IHT) received in tax year 2017/18, with receipts increasing to approximately £5.2bn.
Since the age of 18, I have always had an interest in wine. Not just the drinking of it, although I do enjoy that part, but also the laying down and collection of fine wines.
As a recent addition to Moore Barlow, when joining I was asked by family members “What firm are your joining? How long has it been in existence? Who, indeed, are Moore and Blatch?”
The case of Sargeant v Sargeant 2018 EWHC 8 Ch focuses on the case of a farmer’s widow, Jane Sargeant, who tried to make a time-barred claim for reasonable provision from her late husband’s estate over a decade.
As Winston Churchill said; “the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man” – something that many readers no doubt happily agree with. Over and above the pleasure of riding, owning and maintaining a horse takes time. So, it’s not surprising that with life as busy as it is, many take […]