Rural e-news

Prenuptial agreements as part of succession planning

Napthens - November 29th 2017
Official statistics show that 42% of all UK marriages are now ending in divorce.  These statistics affect farmers as much as the general population, however, for farmers, similar to other business owners, the financial and emotional fall-out following a divorce can be disastrous for the family, potentially leading to the break up or sale of the farm.
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Right of way disputes affecting farms

Napthens - November 29th 2017
Rights of way affect many farms, however, how many actually have the right to do so? It is important to ascertain the rights of way somebody has over your farm, as this may be crucial for the effective running of the farm and farm security.
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Probate fees and protecting the business

Napthens - May 9th 2017
You may have seen the recent news about proposed rises in probate fees up to a possible £20,000 fee. This was seen by most as an additional death tax, however I am pleased to advise, that with the imminent General Election, this proposal has been scrapped.
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Meet the team – James Stocker

Napthens - May 9th 2017
I joined the Rural team in April 2015 as a trainee solicitor and have now completed my training contract and qualified into the rural team as a solicitor. I will predominantly be dealing with property transactions. I spent the first year of my training in the rural team before moving over to the litigation department where I gained experience of dealing with matters such as land boundary disputes and adverse possessions of land.
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