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Recruitment crisis in agriculture?

Napthens - March 8th 2022
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Lorna Kelly

Wayne Blinkhorn - February 22nd 2022
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June Higgins

Wayne Blinkhorn - January 5th 2022
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Importance of timescales for AHA tenancies

Napthens - September 22nd 2021
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Challenges with divorce in farming families

Napthens - July 18th 2021
Any divorce involves having to come to an agreement on the division of assets, but when a marriage is closely tied into a farming business, this can throw up additional challenges.
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Minette Batters - NFU Presdient

In discussion with Minette Batters, NFU President

Napthens - October 16th 2020
In a post-Covid world with Brexit on the horizon, the discussion features some key issues facing the farming and agricultural sectors in the region right now.
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Minette Batters - NFU Presdient

In conversation with Minette Batters, NFU President

Napthens - September 25th 2020
Head of our Cumbria office, Jamie Allison, will host this virtual event on 9 October which includes panellists Gordon Whitford, HSBC Regional Agricultural Manager, along with NFU Regional Director, David Hall.
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Farmers – ‘know what you own!’

Napthens - February 11th 2019
An expert in rural law is warning of the importance of understanding how a farm is owned in order to avoid difficulties when planning for the future.
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Andrew Holden, Rural Solicitor for Cumbria and Lancashire

Key issues for farmers highlighted as Napthens team hits target

Napthens - January 10th 2019
The uncertainties around Brexit and how it will impact the rural sector remains among the top concerns for farmers in 2019, a solicitor has revealed.
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Andrew Holden, Rural Solicitor for Cumbria and Lancashire

Warning to landowners over telecommunications regulations

Napthens - September 13th 2018
Changes to regulations for telecommunications providers could have an impact on rural landowners, an expert has warned.
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Andrew Holden, Rural Solicitor for Cumbria and Lancashire

Napthens confirmed as NFU panel firm

Napthens - August 22nd 2018
Napthens solicitors has been reappointed as a Legal Panel firm by the NFU, the representative body for the rural sector in England and Wales.
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Business structure warning for farmers

Napthens - July 18th 2018
Melissa Taylor, associate solicitor in the Rural team at our Kendal office, reminds farmers of the different ways of structuring their business.
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Stephanie Kerr, Litigation Solicitor

‘Plan for future’ warning for rural businesses

Napthens - March 7th 2018
A legal specialist in inheritance disputes is warning farming and agricultural business owners to properly plan for the future following a high-profile court case which saw a woman awarded more than £1 million in damages.
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Divorce and Family lawyer Ann Hallmark

Warning over rural pre-nups

Napthens - January 3rd 2018
A legal expert is warning of the importance of pre and post-nuptial agreements for those operating agricultural businesses.
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Andrew Holden, Rural Solicitor for Cumbria and Lancashire

‘Partnership agreement’ warning for rural businesses

Napthens - October 19th 2017
Rural businesses are being reminded of the importance of written partnership agreements. Such partnerships can exist where two or more people agree to be in business together with a view to making a profit.
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