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A day in the legal life of a trainee solicitor

Moore Barlow


Moore Barlow’s Rural Services team is now a leading regional and London team, and we want to hear from trainee candidates interested in a career in agricultural law, so we can bring on the next generation of lawyers in this niche sector. Harry Jones is our first Rural Services trainee. His family trains racehorses, and […]



Water supply for rural country properties

Rebecca Langmead


When we buy and sell rural properties on behalf of clients, the topic of water supply frequently crops up – it is, after all, key to most land transactions. However, if you’re a landowner and supplying water privately to other people’s properties, you should ask yourself the following: Do I know where my water is […]

Rural services


Working a farm in a shifting environment

Anita Symington


In November last year – following passing of the Agriculture Act 2020 (discussed in the last edition of Rural News) – Defra published The Path to Sustainable Farming: an Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024. This plan is to reduce and then stop direct payments between 2021 and 2024 and introduce the environmental land management approach to […]

Real estate | Rural services


Right road back to the office

Katherine Maxwell


The Government’s roadmap out of the current lockdown has undoubtedly been welcome news for employers, who can now start planning to reopen their businesses and bring their employees back to work. However, when putting these plans in place, there are many issues to consider, some of which we’ve outlined below: Effective communication and good planning […]

Covid recovery | Employment