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15th May 2020

Another day, and another headline asking what is “development”?

A recent case highlights the importance of the careful drafting of option agreements, to ensure the intention of the parties is quite clear, and not open to “cheeky”…

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1st April 2020

Ellisons Solicitors announces merger with Blocks Solicitors

Ellisons Solicitors is pleased to be announcing a merger with Ipswich-based law firm, Blocks Solicitors. The merger which came into effect on 1st April 2020, will see Ellisons…

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10th January 2020

How legal support can help to increase farm efficiency and profitability

Every industry faces a different set of challenges and the farming industry is no exception, its particular challenges can be fluid and varied, with changes in the economic…

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28th April 2017

Independent financial advice for agricultural clients

In the video below Imogen Dodd discusses an agricultural client with Independent Financial Advisor Mark Norman. The client has • Currently no inheritance tax problems because they are…

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17th January 2017

Land First Registration Update

On 21 November 2016 the Land Registry announced that it will be abolishing the requirement for original deeds and documents to be submitted with an application for first…

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25th May 2016

What rights do farm workers have regarding provided accommodation?

Lettings of ‘tied’ cottages to a farm worker as one of the terms of that worker’s contract of employment are not regulated by either the Agricultural Holdings Act…

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17th May 2016

Could you convert your redundant agricultural building to residential use?

The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 was amended in 2015 to permit changes of redundant agricultural buildings to other land uses subject to certain safeguards…

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11th October 2012

Property and Planning Seminar at firstsite

On Tuesday 9th October, Ellisons Solicitors, Colchester Borough Council and Fenn Wright Chartered Surveyors, hosted a seminar for some seventy plus delegates in the property development sector. The…

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14th August 2012

Ellisons advise E Hobbs Farms in Wilkin & Sons deal

Ellisons Solicitors have advised the Landlord, E Hobbs Farms, on the legalities in the letting of a 50,000 square foot industrial warehouse and building, (6&7 Halifax Way) on…

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24th April 2012

Preserving your family farm when facing divorce

It is common knowledge that managing a family business is full of pitfalls. This is especially true where there is a marriage and an agricultural business. In these…

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