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Mark Carlisle

Tenant Farmers Association calls for further drought support

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 10th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has joined with the National Farmers Union (NFU)in challenging Defra into greater proactivity to address the consequences of this year’s summer drought conditions.

TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn said “The challenges facing livestock and dairy farmers remain acute. The lack of fodder availability is going to...

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Mark Carlisle

Government prepares for no deal-Brexit with issue of 80 notices for farming

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 29th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The government is to publish a series of notes advising people and businesses how to protect themselves from the potential disruption of a "no deal" break with the European Union (EU). The notices are to cover farming, where the implications of a no deal scenario will have a major impact...

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Jo Fassnidge

Time for no fault divorce?

Posted by Jo Fassnidge on August 7th 2018 in All , FAMILY .

Divorce has recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court ruled that Mrs Owens was not entitled to divorce her husband on the basis of his unreasonable behaviour.  In England and Wales, there is only one ground for divorce, namely that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.  This is proved...

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Mark Ollier

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 2nd 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

Having agreed that you want to take on new commercial premises, you need to think next about the length of the lease and whether or not you will be able to renew it at the end of the original term.

The point about the length of a lease is that ordinarily,...

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Mark Carlisle

Dairy company fined £200,000 following conviction for health and safety breach

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 2nd 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

On 11 July 2018, Tomlinson's Dairies Limited was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,267.20 to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after pleading guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 at Wrexham Magistrates' Court.

On 3 May 2017, an employee...

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Mark Carlisle

Review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty

Posted by Mark Carlisle on July 3rd 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced plans for a review and potential expansion of the network of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

An independent panel will look at how the current network of 34 AONBs and 10 national parks meet the needs...

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