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Is your farming partnership fit for purpose?

Philip Whitcomb

07.05.2021

US President Dwight D Eisenhower is quoted as saying “farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field”. The same can be said of a farm partnership agreement. It may seem a simple straight forward document but unless you fully understand the farming business in […]

Rural services

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When a “sleep-in” counts as work

David Ludlow

07.05.2021

In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad (t/a Clifton House Residential Home), the Supreme Court held that workers on sleep-in shifts are only entitled to pay in respect of the hours in which they were required to be awake for the purposes of working. The first claimant sought wage arrears for each […]

Employment

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Home is where the holiday is

Richard Hughes

06.05.2021

The Government’s indicative roadmap out of lockdown has prompted a boom in both UK and foreign holiday bookings, with the BBC reporting earlier this year that enquiries for UK holiday cottages were up by 300%. However, many still suspect that booking a UK holiday this summer might be a safer bet than an overseas trip. […]

Real estate | Rural services

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Further furlough and more self-employment grants

Esmat Faiz

05.05.2021

As announced in the Budget, the furlough scheme will be extended until September, with the Government continuing to pay 80% of furloughed workers’ wages until June. Thereafter, employers will be expected to contribute towards furloughed workers’ pay. From July, employers will be expected to pay 10%, increasing to 20% in August and September, with the […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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What you need to consider before buying a vineyard

Charlotte Brackley

05.05.2021

If you or your client are considering purchasing or investing in a vineyard, you’ll need to consider the following as part of your due diligence: Grapes Identify the type of grapes planted, where the rootstock originates, and when the vines were established. Calculate the last three years’ yields and how many tonnes of grapes were […]

Rural services

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Document retention period changes

Emily Calfe

05.05.2021

If you are working in HR, it is important that you are familiar with the statutory retention periods for certain documents which have been updated over time and most recently on 6 April 2021. We have set out a summary of the retention periods for key documents below. Ensure that you stick to the legal […]

Employment

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Looking forward to life after lockdown

Katherine Maxwell

05.05.2021

In its ‘Roadmap Reviews’ paper on 5 April the Government clarified how it intends to manage the pandemic once we take (hopefully) the final step out of lockdown on 21 June – when all restrictions are expected to be lifted. Included is a COVID-Status Certification Review, which will explore how COVID-status certification might help in […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Rural news – Issue three

Sarah Jordan

05.05.2021

Welcome to our latest Rural newsletter which covers a variety of topics, including Philip Whitcomb, who’s just released his first book on ‘Farming Partnerships’ – a must read for anyone working with farming clients. You can read all about Philip’s book later in this newsletter. Plus, Anita Symington considers the legal practicalities of working a […]

Rural services

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Farm Business Tenancies: who drafts what for whom?

Anita Symington

04.05.2021

When drafting a farm business tenancy, it’s easy to get confused as to which documents a solicitor prepares and which ones a land agent can prepare. From a tenant’s point of view, generally speaking, the longer the term, the greater the need for a landlord’s title to be investigated by a solicitor – almost as […]

Rural services

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Navigating the business visitor rules

Michelle Tudor

04.05.2021

With the free movement of people from Europe no longer possible following the end of the Brexit transition period, and with the sponsored worker routes expensive and time-consuming, European companies are looking at other routes to be able to send its employees to the UK to do business. One of those routes is the Standard […]

Employment

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Are Covid passports a good thing?

Naomi Greenwood

04.05.2021

A Covid passport is for those who have had a Covid jab and have received a vaccination card. Plans to introduce a Covid-status certification – known as a ‘Covid passport’ have received much media coverage. If introduced, the ‘passport’ will indicate if you’ve had the vaccine, or if you’ve tested negative recently, or if you […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Moore Barlow advises Brooklyn Vendor Assurance in £1.8m deal

Moore Barlow

30.04.2021

Moore Barlow has advised the fast-growing technology company, Brooklyn Vendor Assurance, in a deal that sees it secure £1.8m seed investment. Headquartered in London, Brooklyn Vendor Assurance has developed innovative, proprietary software that digitises the entire vendor management lifecycle to better control supplier obligations, performance and risk. Its AI-powered platform is designed to help procurement […]

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