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Farewell to Rob Wills

Written By: Gerard Molloy

It is with sadness that we announce Rob Wills will be retiring from the firm early next year.

Rob is much loved by clients and staff alike.   His zest for squeezing the most out of life is infectious.

Rob joined Haigh Lyon as a partner in 1992 having previously been a partner at another firm.  Like Rob, his clients have been loyal, and followed him to the new firm.  He continued to advise on property, trust and commercial matters, and

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If you haven’t been subject to one you are likely to know someone who has and, despite good intentions, it might be only a matter of time before your farming operation is feeling the heat of a council prosecution.

Unfortunately, they are something of an occupational hazard for farmers – particularly when it comes to the discharge of effluent in dairy farming.

Council prosecutions are nothing like a speeding ticket. The fines imposed by the courts can be in the

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As part of the government’s efforts to address the concerns around rising house prices, new tax rules on ring-fencing rental losses have been introduced.  The goal of the new rules is to improve housing affordability for owner-occupiers by reducing demand from property speculators and investors.

The new ring-fencing rules came into effect on 1 April 2019 and will impact 2020 income tax returns.

What do the rules mean?
Historically when a rental property made a tax loss for its

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Before you sign the lease…

Written By: Property Team

Houston we have a problem! To avoid such words after having signed an agreement to lease it is important that tenants get advice before signing the agreement.  Once an agreement has been signed it is binding and therefore difficult to negotiate any amendments.

Here are some tips that tenants should consider before entering into an agreement to lease:

Rent Reviews
Rent reviews play an important part in any lease. Look to limit exposure to large rent hikes. Reviews are

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