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Farming Partnerships – please, please put it in writing!

Farming Partnerships – please, please put it in writing!

By Jonathan Carroll, Head of Agriculture  Yet again a farming family dispute has led to huge legal costs, when a decent partnership agreement would have prevented it for a tiny fraction of the sums lost. The Wild family farmed Beard Hall Farm from 1965, which was owned by dad, Ben.  Ben and his wife Jean […]

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Congratulations Laura!

Congratulations Laura!

Laura Bright qualifies as a Solicitor having completed her training contract with us. “After deciding I wanted to pursue a career as a solicitor during my second year at University, 17th September 2018 is the day I have been working towards for the past 5 years.  My final 2 years training here at Cartmells has absolutely […]

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Changes to divorce law ‘could make separations less painful’

Changes to divorce law ‘could make separations less painful’

Julian Nelson, Head of Family Law explains that the government is being urged to introduce major changes to divorce laws to reduce the stress and difficulties faced by couples when their marriage breaks down. A private member’s bill put forward by Baroness Butler-Sloss proposes a system of no-fault divorce. It would be the first major […]

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Developer can’t dodge paying extra £750,000 for land

Developer can’t dodge paying extra £750,000 for land

Elizabeth Crouch, Senior Associate and Head of Residential Conveyancing considers a recent Court of Appeal case where a developer has been ordered to pay an extra £750,000. A developer has been ordered to pay an extra £750,000 for land that was sold subject to the condition that the price would increase if planning permission for houses […]

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Sleep-in care workers ‘not entitled to minimum wage’

Sleep-in care workers ‘not entitled to minimum wage’

Joanne Stronach, Head of Employment & HR, considers the recent Court of Appeal cases regarding sleep in workers.  The decision by the Court of Appeal in two recent cases – Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson Blake and Shannon v Jaikishan and Rampersad (trading as Clifton House Residential Home) 2018 EWCA Civ 1641 – will have […]

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