Agricultural Law | Public rights of way
Post on 8 Dec 2016
Land owners with public rights of way crossing their land should be aware of the duties and restrictions which apply in relation to these rights. Access Landowners must allow free access to the right of way and must not obstruct it by erecting fences, padlocked gates or barbed wire etc. They are...
Agriculture
News
Disputed Wills | Private Wealth
Post on 8 Dec 2016
A daughter was left out of her father's Will and made a claim for financial provision from the Estate. The claim was unsuccessful due to the daughter providing exaggerated, inconsistent and uncorroborated evidence and being unable to prove her current financial needs and resources. Background...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Private Wealth
News
Post on 6 Dec 2016
In the case of Lloyd v Jones and Others [2016], the judge found that the Deceased had testamentary capacity even though she had delusions of aliens landing on her farm and Saddam Hussein breaking into her property. Mrs Harris died in December 2010. She was a widow who had two children, Sian and...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Michelmores Charity Run 2016 | Balloons Charity
Post on 5 Dec 2016
The annual 5k Michelmores Charity Run has raised £26,460 for its Charity of the Year, Balloons. Over 1,000 runners took to the streets of Exeter in September 2016. Balloons provides crucial pre and post bereavement support to children and young people who have lost someone significant in their...
Michelmores
Events
Inheritance Tax | Agricultural Law
Post on 3 Dec 2016
On 6 April 2017 the new inheritance tax (IHT) residential nil rate band (‘RNRB’) comes into force. This is an IHT relief that will operate (where it can be claimed) to reduce the taxable value of a deceased’s main residence, ultimately allowing up to £1m value property to pass to the next...
Agriculture
Private Wealth
News
Post on 1 Dec 2016
Farm businesses often borrow from a variety of sources simultaneously, providing security through mortgages or charges over land and agricultural charges over other farm assets. What farmers may not realise, however, is how priority between lenders works to distribute funds realised, if the...
Agriculture
News
Bankruptcy and the matrimonial home | Family Law
Post on 1 Dec 2016
The effects of bankruptcy are invariably demoralising and can have wider, sometimes unexpected, results for other members of the family. In no other area can this be as distressing as the potential loss of the family home. Between family partners, whether or not married, it is usual for the family...
Family Law
News
Technology Law
Post on 30 Nov 2016
The UK's Satellite Applications Catapult earlier this year extended its UK Centres of Excellence network to include the South West Centre of Excellence as part of a drive to broaden the country's regional engagement and support the sector's growth. The Centres are co-funded by the UK Space Agency...
Technology
Michelmores
Residential lettings regulations | Agricultural Law
Post on 29 Nov 2016
On 1 December 2016 further new changes come into effect relating to the Government's restrictions on letting dwellings to illegal immigrants. Right to rent In 2014 the Government introduced its right to rent regime, with the intention of restricting the access of people unlawfully in the UK to...
Agriculture
News
Linking is infringing | Copyright law | Intellectual Property
Post on 28 Nov 2016
The Court of Justice's (the CJEU) recent ruling in GS Media BV v. Sanoma Media a.o. case (C-160-15) clarifies that posting a hyperlink to copyrighted material which is freely available on another website is an infringement of copyright. This decision departs from the opinion of the Advocate General...
Intellectual Property
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Litigation
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