RSVP

Start the week with a survey and end it with money! I am running two surveys and would be grateful for readers' responses to the questions.  One survey is about compulsory purchase and utilities and practice.  This survey is already yielding some very useful information about current practice in compulsory purchase and utility work, using … Continue reading RSVP

Now Available: Concise Rural Taxation new edn

A select few have already received their earlybird orders of Concise Rural Taxation 2018/19.  Find out how to order yours here at this link: CRT Details  Up to date with all the main taxes affecting rural practice, and now including Scottish and Welsh taxes as well.  A handy update for all rural professionals, and essential reading … Continue reading Now Available: Concise Rural Taxation new edn

Valuations under the new Telecoms Code: online seminar Friday 26 October 2018

The new Telecoms Code was meant to herald a new era in telecoms developments. All indications so far are that new development is becalmed, and renewals of existing leases are stalled. Why? Several cases are listed for Tribunal hearings; practitioners report considerable inertia in the industry. The new Telecoms Code sets out for the first … Continue reading Valuations under the new Telecoms Code: online seminar Friday 26 October 2018

What is Agriculture in 2018

The Agriculture Bill is very important draft legislation.  We might expect it to define agriculture itself with a new definition fit for the 21st century and our post-Brexit future.  But the closest it seems to get is clause 13 which tells us that 'agriculture includes any growing of plants, and any keeping of creatures, for … Continue reading What is Agriculture in 2018

Making the grade as an expert witness

Our next online seminar will cover the requirements expected of expert witnesses in court, tribunal and arbitration cases.  In particular we will look at the implications of Gardiner and Theobald v Jackson (VO).  This judgment, delivered by the Upper Chamber Lands Tribunal in August, reviewed issues regarding the perceived impartiality of an expert witness with … Continue reading Making the grade as an expert witness