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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which will no longer be derived from EU Common Agricultural Policy. We will introduce content to address the new regimes once the legislation (including the Agriculture Bill) has been enacted.
Joint ventures are becoming increasingly popular in the agricultural industry and provide options for farmers who perhaps want to share the workload or are considering taking a step back from farming or landowners who would prefer not to farm in-hand. This Practice Note will look at various joint venture models in terms of what they are, how they are formed and factors to consider when advising clients.
According to section 1 of the Partnership Act 1890 (PA 1890), a partnership is ‘the relation which subsists between persons carrying on a business in common with a view of profit’. There are no formalities needed to set up a partnership in terms of registration. This in turn can cause problems due to people inadvertently creating partnerships, and this will certainly be true with regards to joint ventures where people have attempted to label something one type (such as share farming) but in fact they are farming in partnership. There are statutory restrictions as to the name of
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Dividends involve a distribution of cash or a distribution of non-cash assets (known as a distribution in kind or a distribution in specie).A scrip dividend (in a tax context, sometimes referred to as a stock dividend) allows a shareholder to receive new shares in a company as an alternative to a
Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
What is quia timet relief?Injunctions are generally awarded where a party has already suffered a wrong. For guidance on injunctions generally, see Practice Note: Injunctions—guiding principles. However, an injunction may be sought before a party's rights have been infringed on the basis that they
Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element—hence the label voluntary manslaughter) but which are reduced to
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