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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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Mark Ollier

Negotiating Commercial Leases 1

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 2nd 2018 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

We have seen a recent trend where both Landlords and Tenants attempt to negotiate and complete new commercial leases especially for retail premises without obtaining professional advice, either from lawyers or from specialist surveyors. Given the complexity of the law relating to commercial leases, this is bound to cause problems...

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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Proprietary Estoppel: son entitled to inherit family farm and mother's farming partnership share (High Court)

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on July 2nd 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The High Court held that, under proprietary estoppel, a son (G) was entitled, on his mother's (Mrs T's) death, to the entire family farm and her farm partnership share.

From leaving school in 1979, G worked on his parents' farms, seven days a week, up to 18 hours a day, with...

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