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Trusts Caught by the Deemed Domicile Net

Following the Finance Act in 2017, a new category of “deemed domicile” was introduced into the UK’s Inheritance Tax regime.

Separated Parents: Top tips for a “plane” sailing summer holiday

If you are planning a summer holiday with your child but you are separated from your child’s other parent, there are some things to think about in advance.

Tornagrain | New Town Development

We act for Tornagrain Limited, part of the Moray Estates group, in connection with the development of the Tornagrain new town.

Mike Blair

Partner, Land and Rural Business

Mike has an exceptionally broad range of interest and experience, acting for all types and scales of rural businesses, estates and landowners, farmers and farm tenants. He does work for the Land Commission which helps the firm keep up to date with future policy and legislative thinking.

Mike has a particular interest in Environmental and Tax Law in the rural sphere. Mike was one of the authors of a major textbook on the Law of Leases and is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Agricultural Law, frequently chairing seminars. The breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience has often helped both his clients and his colleagues, providing solutions for difficult issues/problems in a wide variety of situations.



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The breadth of knowledge in the team is impressive, from the partners to the trainees – all instil confidence in the advice and guidance they provide.

Chambers & Partners

Recent News & Insights by Mike

22 June 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins

Paying farmers to retire: political havering or right on the money?

By Mike Blair

The scheme as proposed would see farmers receive a one-off payment of up to £100k for surrendering their land or...

18 January 2021 | Time to read: 9 mins

Land Reform Update

By Mike Blair

Land and Rural Business Partner, Mike Blair discusses a 25 year perspective of Land Reform.

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