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Partnership assets in farming

Don’t make promises you won’t keep – advice for farming families on succession planning

25th July 2019

Proprietary estoppel is a legal claim, which is sometimes argued in farming family disputes

Many farms in the UK rely on the next generation to work alongside family members on the verbal understanding that “One day, all this will be yours.” But what happens when verbal promises are broken? Stephanie Whitchurch, a partner at Tallents Solicitors in Newark looks at a recent appeal on a case of proprietary estoppel.

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Farming in partnership – who owns the partnership assets?

18th March 2019
Alistair Millar discusses why farming partnerships need to clearly define who owns partnership assets via a partnership agreement

“The recent ruling in the case of Wild vs Wild has once again highlighted the importance of carefully written and up to date partnership agreements for farming families, which clearly define who owns the partnership assets,” says Alistair Millar,

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Keeping it in the family – what farming families need to know about proprietary estoppel

4th June 2018

For hundreds of years, farms have relied on generations of the same family to work together to ensure the ongoing success of the business.

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Breaking the ties – can an agricultural tie be removed?

23rd April 2018

Property which is subject to an agricultural tie will often be offered for sale at a price substantially below market value, potentially making it very attractive to a purchaser. However, it’s important to realise that removing an agricultural tie is not a straightforward process.

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Messing about on the river; watercourses, boundaries and riparian rights – what landowners need to know

19th March 2018
Alistair Millar Land which either has a watercourse flowing across it or abuts a natural watercourse, automatically confers ‘riparian rights’ on the landowner. But what exactly does this mean? Alistair Millar, agricultural solicitor and Partner at Tallents Solicitors, looks at the legal rights in more detail. What is a watercourse? “Firstly,” says Alistair, “it’s important to… Read more