CAP Update

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is due to be reviewed in 2014/2015 – a review which is likely to have implications for many of our clients. The Single Payment Scheme will be replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme and although it will be similar in many ways to its predecessor, there will be some significant […]

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For he’s a jolly good Fellow

Armitstead Barnett partner David Cowburn has successfully achieved the designation of FRICS, meaning he is now a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. According to RICS only about 20% of chartered surveyors attain this status so it is an impressive achievement. David Said: “I am delighted to have achieved this significant career accomplishment. […]

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Residential Development Land Update

The last 12 months have been exceptionally busy for Armitstead Barnett’s residential development team representing a variety of clients across a wide array of sites and matters. This year has seen us provide advice across nine local authority areas covering a large proportion of the North West.

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Shale Gas – serious issue or load of hot air?

Some business experts have predicted that Lancashire could become the ‘financial hub’ for shale gas exploration and extraction in the UK and Europe, but how realistic is this statement? As most of Lancashire must now be aware, there is a vast resource of natural gas underneath us. The issue is whether it can be extracted […]

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