Foot Anstey has recently advised Tregothnan Estates on their agreement with Cornish Lithium to explore for and develop lithium in hot spring brines on their land. In addition to this, Cornish Lithium will also have the rights to commercially develop other minerals discovered in the exploration process.
On 6 October 2016 Foot Anstey hosted a 'Question Time' style panel debate focusing on how the rural business community should prepare for the future post the Brexit decision.
The event was particularly timely following the recent Conservative party conference and the first indication of a timeline for exiting the EU. The event was attended by over 80 rural business leaders and influencers.
Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has retained its place on the National Farmers Union's panel of specialist agricultural lawyers - one of only 15 firms across the UK.
The Agriculture (Model Clauses for Fixed Equipment) (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015 – so what does this mean for you?
The arbitration provisions of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 have long been seen as a costly and slow mechanism for resolving disputes which arise between a landlord and tenant. Recent changes bring with them the possibility of a landlord and tenant seeking to resolve issues through expert determination. Edward Venmore looks at the main change and implications.
As part of the updating of the Agricultural Holdings Act regime, the Model Clauses used in relation to fixed equipment have also been updated. Our legal director, Edward Venmore, looks at some of the main issues.
Last year the government introduced a new permitted development right allowing the change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling house, including building operations reasonably necessary to carry to convert the building. The right is subject first to applying to the local planning authority for its prior approval of the conversion.
A recent case had all the ingredients of the famous 'prodigal son' story except that there was no older brother and, sadly, no forgiveness.