Legal

General consensus

Pest birds are once again covered under a set of new general licences supplied by Defra; but how does the trade view the new legislation?  It appears progress has been made since Defra released three new general licenCes on 14

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Climate change: Stuart Farr looks at the bigger picture

Amid recent general licence frustrations, Brexit uncertainty and controversy at Downing Street, Stuart Farr warns that we should not lose sight of the things that truly matter. Can you imagine yourself for a moment standing on the planet Mars? Assume

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Stuart Farr takes a look at the new general licences

Stuart Farr turns ‘mythbuster’ to challenge the ongoing ramifications of changes to general licensing. As news reaches our shores that Australia’s beloved national symbol, the Koala, is now on the verge of being “functionally extinct”, one might be tempted to

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On the flipside with Stuart Farr

Even with all the current political unrest, legally, The Brexit deadline is still 29 March, which means that Stuart Farr will finally be able to give up international trade predictions for lent. The last few months have seen some pretty impressive

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In Your Service…?

When it comes to trade deals sometimes it’s difficult to work out what the fuss is all about. Do we need them? If so, why? I confess the constant reference to them makes me wonder where some people’s motives actually

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What Have They Ever Done For Us?

‘Happy New Year to all! There are lots of good things to look forward to this year and, let’s face it, a fair share of things to dread as well. You might think the government has enough on its plate

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The Right To Bear Arms

I have often commented in this column that, in the UK, we have some of the strictest gun laws in the world. As such, I have always considered myself fortunate to have been a licence holder continuously since I was

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Below The Breadline

Stuart Farr explores the factors – such as 400-year-old laws – which are contributing to the demise of the high street. The proposition that the High Street is disappearing isn’t really all that new. For some years now, many of

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Cheeky Blinders

The ever-changing face of gun trade has come a long way in the past century. Stuart Farr investigates the Midlands to see if the price is right  Shortly before writing this I was lucky enough (well, I suppose I was

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Data Protection: Are You Prepared?

  The phrase ‘boring but important’ could have been involved to describe data protection law- GDPR. Back in January, Stuart Farr summarised the key points and potential penalties. Now the deadline is upon we bring you a reminder of what

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