Agriculture: Five Great Challenges

Jeremy Moody, Secretary and National Adviser to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, spoke at Harper Adams University on Thursday 15th October on 'Agriculture: Five Great Challenges'. Opening with the observation that necessity is the mother of invention Jeremy commented that farming only adapts when it has to do so. Jeremy identified his five great … Continue reading Agriculture: Five Great Challenges

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Disinherited? Don’t lose heart. Disinheriting? Take care …

'Woman rejected by mother in will wins £164,000 inheritance' according to the BBC's headline.  Melita Jackson died on 29 June 2004 leaving her net estate of £486,000 to a selection of charities.  Melita had had little if anything to do with these charities during her lifetime.  Sadly Melita had fallen out with her only child, … Continue reading Disinherited? Don’t lose heart. Disinheriting? Take care …

Strategy and the land manager

These slides provide an update on the survey I have been undertaking for my RAU 100 Club/RICS (Royal Agricultural University/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Fellowship on the topic of strategy in rural estate management. The 151 respondents to date have been involved in the management of at least 1.973 million acres in the last year, and … Continue reading Strategy and the land manager

Estate Management Strategy: a survey

Please can I invite readers to complete a short survey for me, particularly if you are involved in land or estate management on any scale. There are seven questions, and it should take no more than a few minutes to complete.  This link will take you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RKDDXRZ The results of the survey … Continue reading Estate Management Strategy: a survey

Trustee Development Spring 2015

The personal responsibility of an estate trustee far exceeds that of a company director, shareholder, limited liability partner or sole trader. This responsibility extends to settlors and beneficiaries, and many others besides. Many people rely on rural estates for their livelihood and homes. Estates are under wider public scrutiny on a scale never experienced before. … Continue reading Trustee Development Spring 2015