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 LawAgricultural Wills and Succession PlanningSpecialist 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 LawAgricultural Wills and Succession Planning
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 LawAgricultural Wills and Succession Planning