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What is Occupiers’ Liability and how can you protect yourself against it?

Trevor Sterling

22.05.2020

If a visitor on your land or premises falls or injures themselves, what occupiers’ liability might you have? There are two acts you need to be aware of, Occupiers Liability Act 1957 and Occupiers Liability Act 1984 (“the Acts”). These Acts impose a duty of care on occupiers to both lawful visitors and trespassers respectively. […]

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The Agriculture Bill

Anita Symington

22.05.2020

At the time of writing this article (the end of February), the Agriculture Bill is wending its way through the Parliamentary process and is expected to receive Royal Assent in June or July 2020. There are few surprises in the Bill which constitutes enabling legislation and which will be followed, in due course, by the […]

Rural

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Lifetime farm valuations; ‘hope’ value and the importance of getting it right

Charlotte Brackley

22.05.2020

Lifetime valuations can be a useful strategic tool for landowners. A forthcoming succession, pre-death tax planning when creating a Will, the anticipated sale or development of land, changes in tax reliefs and when considering using land for secured borrowing are all potential triggers for requiring a lifetime valuation. In the context of succession, a valuation […]

Rural

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No probate? No problem! New High Court decision relating to the rectification of a company’s register of members

Cherie Lawson

22.05.2020

What do you do if a company’s sole member and director dies leaving the company unable to function without them, and you’re the executor of the will? A recent case (Williams v Russell Price Farms Service 2020) relates to the deceased director and shareholder of a company whose executors applied for a court order under […]

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