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Mark Carlisle

Important news regarding Beviss & Beckingsale LLP

Posted by Mark Carlisle on June 22nd 2021 in All .

WBW Solicitors LLP and Beviss & Beckingsale LLP are to merge on the 1st September 2021.   WBW Solicitors have offices throughout Devon and Cornwall and Beviss & Beckingsale have offices in Devon and Somerset.

The combined firm will have 12 offices and in excess of 300 members of staff.

Both firms have...

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Amy Jackson

Travelling Communities: Advice for Private Landowners

Posted by Amy Jackson on May 13th 2021 in DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

A shortage of sites for travelling communities means that unauthorised encampments are not an uncommon sight. Trespass is generally a civil matter, although a criminal offence may be committed where the property is of a residential nature, in which case the police will be able to assist. This short article...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Divorce and the Bank of Mum and Dad

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on May 4th 2021 in FAMILY .

It is not uncommon upon a divorce or relationship breakdown for a dispute to arise over whether monies received from one spouse’s parents were a gift, loan or advance inheritance.

At such difficult times when parents are naturally protective and supportive of their adult children, they can often feel very strongly...

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Zoe Gaitskell

The interaction between redundancy and finances on divorce

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on May 4th 2021 in FAMILY .

As a result of Covid-19 and the furlough scheme coming to end, the threat or reality of one spouse being made redundant within divorce proceedings is likely to become more prevalent over the next few months.

How does or can this affect, therefore, financial settlements in divorce?

Financial Settlement In Place

If a...

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Brian Maxwell

Improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2022 agreements

Posted by Brian Maxwell on February 12th 2021 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 9 February 2021, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis MP announced the opening of a new and improved Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme for 2022 and encouraged farmers and land managers to apply for agreements to help them improve and protect the natural environment.

CS will eventually be replaced with the new Environmental...

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Brian Maxwell

EU Agriculture - European Commission consults on new EU Soil Strategy

Posted by Brian Maxwell on February 12th 2021 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 2 February 2021, the European Commission launched a consultation on a new EU Soil Strategy. The consultation seeks views on the challenges and opportunities regarding land and soil ecosystem services, including the production of food, energy and raw materials, carbon sequestration, water purification, nutrient regulation and pest control.

The Soil...

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