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What will happen to agricultural trade post-Brexit?

Over a year on from the Brexit vote, there is still no clue as to where the UK will end up in terms of its trade position. There are three possible scenarios for the future: 1)  the UK stays in the single market; 2) the UK does not keep full access to the single market…
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Permitted development for Modern Agricultural Buildings

Permitted Development provisions under Part 3, Class Q of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 have given rise to the opportunity of meeting housing demand in rural areas. So what qualifies as meeting the provisions of class Q? Buildings must have been in use for agriculture on 20 March 2013, or…
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Can a sign prevent a right of way

The most common way to prevent third parties acquiring prescription rights over your property, that is rights obtained by custom or continued use, is to put up a sign or notice. However, the question of the effectiveness of such signs, is subjective. For a right by prescription to occur in the first place it must…
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Wise up to Property Fraud

Property Fraud is a criminal offence which like many things, you believe will never happen to you. However, according to the office of national statistics, property fraud has made up the largest component of property offences recorded by the police. In March 2016 alone, it accounted for 21% of total property crime, for comparison in…
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Is Brexit an opportunity for Britain to reshape its farming?

Ever since the Corn Laws, governments have been telling farmers what to do. Membership of the EU is no exception. With the EU referendum result last June, could this be an opportunity to make a change in farming practices for the better? For example, nearly half of all hill-farmers’ income comes from EU CAP subsidies. …
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Cheltenham Ladies’ College Networking Dinner

On Friday 24th February, we attended the Cheltenham Ladies’ College Networking Dinner focussing on the Legal Profession. The event which took place in the Garden Common Room, allowed students to gain an insight into different areas of the legal profession with the aim of helping them to find out which area of the legal profession…
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We’ve moved!

We are pleased to announce that we have moved our specialist law firm business to a new location. From Monday 13th February, our offices will be situated at: 7 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QB Located in the centre of Cheltenham, our new premises are still easily accessible for clients and suppliers. It is also within…
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Avoid others claiming rights of way over your land

Land owners often approach us with concerns about third parties who claim they have obtained rights of way over private land because they have used the land for many years. Land owners very often do not know these rights even existed and ask us for help in preventing these situations from occurring. Such claims to…
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