Nov 17 2011 Chester Chronicle
THE LEGAL and financial issues facing the modern farmer will be the topic of the day at a forthcoming event hosted by leading law firm, Hill Dickinson and HSBC.
Marking the launch of Hill Dickinson’s new Chester based agricultural team, the seminar, to be held at Willington Hall, Cheshire on Tuesday 29 November at 7pm will cover a range of subjects which are currently high on the agenda of the farming industry.
Hill Dickinson’s specialist lawyers will provide an overview of topics including:
Partnership and business formation
Wills and succession planning
Inheritance tax and capital gains tax
Powers of attorney and mental capacity
Voluntary land registration and adverse possession
Advisors from HSBC will also provide expert comment on issues relating to alternative energy including:
The solar, wind and anaerobic sectors
Business plan requirements
The Advantages & Pitfalls of investing in Alternative Energy
Attendees will be provided with the opportunity to ask questions and raise any other issues of interest following the expert sessions.
Hill Dickinson’s agricultural team is based out of the firm’s Chester office. Partner, Ian Sydenham, who will be presenting on the day, says of the seminar, “This event provides us with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the level of specialist expertise we can offer to clients in the agricultural community. Having the weight of an international law firm combined with an appreciation of local issues, enables us to provide cross-disciplinary, tailored advice to clients on our doorstep.”
He continues, “Our agricultural team includes members of the Agricultural Law Association, The Law Society Property and Private Client Sections and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). We look forward to using our expertise to help clients in dealing with the issues they currently face.”
Anyone wishing to attend the seminar should contact Sarah Evans at Hill Dickinson on 01244 896640 or Phil McLaughlin at HSBC on 07717 484213.