Agriculture and Estates

New Hand Sanitiser Brand for Herefordshire Business

Jon Clifford - Colour 2

A Herefordshire bottling and packaging business is branching out to make its own brand of hand sanitiser. With hand sanitiser in short supply in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the family-owned firm in Bromyard has launched its own Two Cousins brand. Marches Bottling and Packaging has already had a substantial order from Herefordshire Council…

Dispute over £6 million farm inheritance | Wills and estates

Cows in a field

Crucial advice from Thursfields Family members made promises as youngsters to inherit farm estates need specialist legal advice to help gather evidence crucial to their case, according to Thursfields Solicitors. The advice from the leading Midlands law firm comes after a court heard how a farmer is being sued by his mother in a bitter…

Farmers face some of the biggest changes to agriculture

Nick O'Hara Jon Clifford

These are the biggest changes since the Second World War says Thursfields’ new head of agriculture Thursfields Solicitors has appointed Jon Clifford as a Director and Head of Agricultural and Rural Affairs to lead the firm’s legal advisory services to the farming community and landed estates. A Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association, he will…

Lease / Licence / Lost for Good? Agriculture Law

Cows in a field

This note is in relation to a change in the law that happened almost 25 years ago and therefore one doesn’t expect to come across it too often today; and yet I’ve been asked to advise on three in the past few months so, clearly, the problem is still out there. I’m talking about occupation…

Keeping the stable door bolted – Family law

Lucy Mackintosh - Colour WEB

Managing equestrian assets on divorce… Family law affects different individuals and families in a myriad of different ways –circumstances, objectives and agendas come together to make each case unique and specific to the individuals involved. For those who live, work or play in the equestrian world and who need family law advice, there is however,…

Thursfields warns of changes on the horizon for agricultural tenants

Sarah Denney-Richards - Colour WEB

Agricultural tenants have less than 12 weeks to comment on proposals which could mean far reaching changes, according to experts in the agricultural and estates team at Thursfields Solicitors. Sarah Denney-Richards, Director and Head of Agricultural law, said that DEFRA has announced a 12 week consultation period on significant reforms to agricultural tenancy legislation. She…

Divorce and the family farm | Family law

Mercedes King-Jones 1

Farming families are particularly vulnerable to marriage breakdown. The reality of life on a family farm can be one of social isolation, hard physical work, unsocial hours and a, volatile industry beleaguered by perennial cash flow issues and burdensome regulation. This can lead to mental health issues including high levels of stress, depression, alcoholism and…

Are you prepared for BREXIT? Agriculture

Sarah Denney-Richards - Colour WEB

Agriculture is perhaps a sector which will be impacted more than most following BREXIT. With lobby groups debating the importance of on-going financial support for farmers following BREXIT, the Government has now published the long awaited Agriculture Bill. What does it mean for English farmers following BREXIT:- Farmers will be entitled to make a claim…

Thursfields launches focused agricultural division under Sarah Denney-Richards

Sarah in a field

Thursfields has launched a new division under the leadership of new arrival Sarah Denney-Richards. Sarah joins as a Director to head up the new Agricultural department which will provide focused legal advice to the agricultural and rural business sector. She is recognised in Legal 500 as an agricultural and estates specialist. Her background lies in all…

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