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Court rules on agreements to maintain farming entitlements
A court has recently ruled on whether agreements designed to maintain a farmer’s right to CAP entitlements fell foul of artificiality rules. 
25 July 2016
Delegate carefully or risk liability
Leigh Day found not to have discharged its duty of care.
25 July 2016
The effect of SDLT changes on rural property
The Budget on 16 March 2016 affected the rural property market in two ways: 1. “Slice” system for mixed used transactions and 2. Additional residential property surcharge.
25 July 2016
Avoiding fraudsters in property transactions
The scale and sophistication of fraud committed via the internet is growing. Property transactions are very attractive due to the large sums of money which can be syphoned off through one alteration.
25 July 2016
Innovative Farmers
Dr Tom MacMillan of the Soil Association tells us about the Innovative Farmers initiative; a new development in the sector.
25 July 2016
The 25 Year Food and Farming Plan: still waiting...
The publication date of the government's 25 year plan for the British food and farming industry is likely be extended further following the EU referendum result so further patience is required.
25 July 2016
Employment law round up
Key employment law developments affecting food and farming.
25 July 2016
Buying a rural estate in Scotland
According to 2015 results published in Strutt & Parker's Scottish Estates Market Review, estate sales were up 171% on 2014; a market in which Burges Salmon has been increasingly active.
25 July 2016
The Supreme Court clarifies when lying to an insurer will invalidate insurance claims
The Supreme Court has held that 'collateral' lies told to an insurer in support of a policy claim will not prevent recovery where the lies are immaterial to the insured's right to recover.
25 July 2016
Defined contribution schemes: automatic penalty if chairman's statement is late
Trustees of most DC schemes will receive an automatic civil penalty of £500 if their annual chairman's statement is late.
21 July 2016
Damages for distressed data subjects: Google withdraws its appeal
Following the Court of Appeal's decision in Google v Vidal-Hall, Google was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. The appeal has now been withdrawn due to settlement between the parties.
21 July 2016
Brexit in court – The High Court hears Article 50 challenge
Following the first hearing of cases being brought against the government regarding Brexit, details are emerging of the government's view on how and when Article 50 may be invoked.
20 July 2016
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