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Acting for the trustees of a Will Trust regarding the sale of a farm

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.

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Agricultural Law
Condemnation of unfit food.  Is a court order required?

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.

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Agricultural Law