Alleged failure to comply with the UK TSE monitoring scheme
Our Food Regulatory team successfully appealed against the conviction of an abattoir for an alleged failure to comply with the UK TSE monitoring scheme.Continue Reading... Agricultural LawFood LawMediaRegulatory
Transfer of an estate, including land, woodland and houses, from an executor to multiple beneficiaries
We acted for and advised the beneficiaries of a Life Trust who were inheriting an estate, which included agricultural land, woodland and houses, and concluded the transfer of various estate properties to the beneficiaries.Continue Reading... Agricultural LawMediaSpecialist Sectors
Acting for the trustees of a Will Trust regarding the sale of a farm
We provided advice to the Trustees of a Will Trust regarding the legal title to the property which was contained in a Trust. We also advised on how to structure the sale of the farm in parts with planning permission for the conversion of some of the farm buildings. Following our advice the farm sold in three parts and we ensured there was long term benefit for the beneficiaries of the Trust by imposing overage in two of the sales.Continue Reading... Agricultural Law
Maximising agricultural and business property relief
We acted for executors following the death of the farmer and worked alongside property valuers in claiming and negotiating agricultural and business property reliefs with the Inland Revenue.Continue Reading... Agricultural LawSpecialist Sectors
Distribution of a farmhouse and land following a death
We advised the family of a farmer on how to distribute the farmhouse and land so that everyone had an equal share following his death.Continue Reading... Agricultural Law
Sale of a farm and collaboration with adjoining land owner
We were recently instructed by a farm owner to act on his behalf by providing independent advice on a conditional sale contract and development agreement. We also advised on a collaboration agreement with an adjoining land owner.
We were one of several firms who pitched for this work and were instructed to take over conduct of all the client’s matters.Continue Reading... Agricultural Law
Settlement agreement with a farm tenant
We acted for the owner of an estate in the completion of a settlement agreement with a farm tenant which involved the following…Continue Reading... Agricultural Law
Condemnation of unfit food. Is a court order required?
We are currently acting for the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) and a red meat slaughterhouse in an appeal to the Court of Appeal in a case concerning the application of section 9 of the Food Safety Act 1990.
Section 9 sets out that where an authorised officer forms the opinion that food is unfit for human consumption he should obtain an order from the Magistrates’ Court for it to be condemned. Such a procedure allows the food business operator the right to give evidence as to the fitness of the food at a court hearing and in effect provides him with a right to challenge the authorised officer’s decision.Continue Reading... Agricultural Law