Farming and the Law



Author: Karen Walsh

Publication Date: 22 September 2016

Farming and the Law is the first publication in Ireland, in over a decade, dealing specifically with legal issues that arise in farming. It offers a comprehensive overview of the legal issues of which farmers should be aware, in an increasingly complex and regulated environment. This book serves to demystify and decipher the often-incomprehensible jargon associated with the law as it relates to farming.
Irish farming has changed significantly over the years, and it continues to evolve. In a short space of time, it has become more bureaucratic and regulated. Specialist knowledge is required to fully appreciate the problems that farmers face today, as many decisions carry legal, tax and practical implications. Farmers and landowners who keep abreast of current laws and regulations will be empowered to make better decisions for their farming business.
This book is designed to be accessible to the layperson, including farmers, members of the public, and anyone interested in the law in relation to farming, as well as providing an invaluable reference for legal practitioners advising clients in this particular area of law.
Content includes
Property Law
Defending your Dwelling
Occupier’s Liability
Transferring the Family Farm
Wills, Administering an Estate and Enduring Powers of Attorney
Leasing Agricultural Land
Solar Farms and Wind Farms
The Law on Shrubs, Trees, Hedges and Public Roads
Collaborative Farming
Family Law and the Farm
Planning Law
Employment Law
Farm Safety
Who Should Buy This Book?
This book is essential for all farmers, persons working in or around farms, farming agencies and support organisations, solicitors, barristers, and anyone interested in the legal issues that affect farming generally.

About the Author
Karen Walsh is a solicitor and principal of Walsh & Partners Solicitors, who are based in Dublin and Cork. Karen comes from a dairy farming background and has hands-on experience of rural agricultural matters

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