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Occupiers’ Liability – who’s responsible for stating the obvious?

19th September 2017
Alistair Millar If a visitor on your land or premises falls and seriously injures themselves, what occupiers’ liability might you have either as the landowner or a tenant? Alistair Millar, Partner at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell and agricultural law specialist, looks at Occupiers’ Liability following a recent landmark decision in the Court of Appeal. Who is… Read more

Farming businesses – how to handle mental or physical incapacity

25th May 2016
The Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector is the riskiest industry sector to work in in the UK, and farming businesses are no exception. Annually there are around 13,000 workers in this sector who are suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work. Agricultural lawyer, Alistair Millar, Partner at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell comments: “Many… Read more

Grazing agreements – the benefits of licences vs. tenancies

23rd March 2016
Depending on how well they know the horse owner, a farmer may feel that a handshake agreement is all that’s needed, but Alistair Millar, agricultural lawyer at Tallents in Southwell, explains why legal advice should always be sought to assess the benefits of grazing licences verses tenancies. Says Alistair, “It makes good business sense to have a well drafted formal… Read more

Agricultural Property Relief – reducing tax bills and protecting all your reliefs

5th April 2015
With forethought and planning, it may be possible to use Agricultural Property Relief (APR) to protect certain farming assets from Inheritance Tax (IHT) and therefore pass the farming business down to the next generation with a reduced tax bill. Alistair Millar, partner at Tallents in Southwell, looks at the key requirements when succession planning to maximise tax reliefs for farmers.… Read more

Significant changes to Agricultural Land Tribunals

2nd October 2013
On the 1st July 2013, the seven agricultural land tribunals (ALTs) in England ceased to exist under the Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 and were replaced by the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). (more…) Read more