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The Pink Book land law bible goes digital

The Pink Book, BurgesSalmons famous legal ‘bible’ for landowners and farmers, is now availableonline for wide industry access.

The detailed reference guidecovers topics as diverse as buying, selling and developing farmland, estateplanning, trusts and partnerships, planning and employment law.

“When we first launchedthe Pink Book in 2011, it was in response to a real need for a reference bookof this type. The complexity of issues such as family partnerships and taxplanning can be daunting and the Pink Book aims to provide a comprehensivereference guide,” explains Partner, Tom Hewitt, head of the Burges SalmonFood, Farming and Land sector group.

Weve intentionally writtenthe content without legalese or jargon, the book aims to give businesses athorough understanding of current law as applied to farming, land managementand related issues, Tom Hewitt adds. Our clients and the wider industry saythat the content is a really practical reference source and valuable forclarification on specific points of law.

Amongst the topics there isguidance on contracts, brand protection, tenancies and food law.

“By giving landownersaccess to this information they will have a better appreciation of the risksand how to avoid them. The book is not intended to replace legal advice, but togive an indication of when legal expertise or representation would be prudentor necessary.”

Each chapter contains a seriesof articles with worked examples, case studies and tabulated data to illustratethe topics under discussion. This includes what procedures have to be followedin dealing with issues such as planning, employment and risk management.

The Pink Book was substantially updated in 2014 and the online migration is the next stage in itsdevelopment.

The digital Pink Book is now available to download from the Burges Salmon website. Go to www.burges-salmon.com/pink-book-2/ and follow the Pink Book links. 


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