Legal articles

The Cowshed Cinderella and a Reduced Award

Posted by Katie Alsop on July 25 2016 in Agriculture

More and more proprietary estoppel cases have been featured in the media of late, often concerning farming families. In a nutshell, a successful claimant will be able to demonstrate that a promise was made to him, that reliance was placed on that promise, and as a result, he acted to his detriment. It is essential to understand when dealing with these cases, that the elements are not stand alone requirements which need to be ‘ticked off a list’.

Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010: Cover before Claim

Posted by Susan Hopcraft on July 18 2016 in Claims against professional advisers, Commercial litigation & dispute resolution, Insurance disputes, Insurance litigation, Professional negligence

Parties contemplating claims in negligence and/ or breach of contract against insolvent companies and individuals providing professional services will welcome the fact that the long awaited Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (“the Act”) will come into force on 1 August 2016.

BREXIT: Farms and estates

Posted by Alex Robinson on July 5 2016 in Agriculture, EU Referendum

Agriculture is one of the largest beneficiaries of EU funding in the UK (56.6% in 2014 according to the 2014 EU Financial Report). A concern for most farmers will be the future of the financial support, currently provided by the CAP, in a post-EU world.