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Seminar 6 IntermediateInformation
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SRA Competency B


In recent times there has been a notable upsurge in family farming partnership disputes, often caused by divorce or sibling rivalry.

This full day course will consider the particular issues and problems associated with farming partnerships which are invariably complicated by family relationships. The high value of the partnership capital and assets set against partnership income which is often modest and the issues arising from that will be considered.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • The Partnership Agreement
    • Standard terms and conditions
    • Avoiding pitfalls: family considerations such as marriage divorce and death
    • The treatment of agricultural holdings’ tenancies and FBTs
    • Averaging of profits
    • Share farming agreements
  • The impact of proprietary estoppel
    • What is proprietary estoppel and how is it established
    • If established how it interacts with a partnership agreement
    • The tax fall out
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Should an arbitration clause be included given the soaring costs of agricultural arbitrations
    • Which is more advantageous court or arbitrations
    • The role of mediation
    • Consideration of family issues i.e. the family at war
    • Dealing with the farmhouse
    • Dealing with the farm tenancy
  • Questions

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Seminar | 04.02.2020

London | 9:30am - 5:15pm

Farming Partnerships & Disputes

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9:30am - 5:15pm
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