Meet the farming legal expert – Kate Ervine, director at JPH Law

Kate Ervine, Director JPH Law
Kate Ervine, Director JPH Law

Farming Life is delighted to welcome our new monthly farming legal columnist Kate Ervine.

Kate is a director in Commercial Property and Probate at Portadown based Solicitors Firm JPH Law Limited.

Kate Ervine, Director JPH Law, pictured with Kevin Neary, Director at Donnelly, Neary & Donnelly, and Michael Campbell, Director at  Grant & Campbell

Kate Ervine, Director JPH Law, pictured with Kevin Neary, Director at Donnelly, Neary & Donnelly, and Michael Campbell, Director at Grant & Campbell

Until recently JPH Law was known as John P Hagan Solicitors but through expansion of services and a close working association with Newry based solicitor firms Campbell & Grant and Donnelly, Neary & Donnelly the firm rebranded at the end of last year and is now known as JPH Law.

The firm provides a wide portfolio of services and expertise and has a team of 10 experienced solicitors across four offices in Co Down and Co Armagh.

Kate began her career with John P Hagan Solicitors in 2007 and is not only a specialist in farming related legal issues but hails from a farming background. To this day she lives on a farm and has her own flock of Dorset sheep which means she also has a practical understanding of the daily trials farmers face.

Kate is a member, by examination, of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners with a specialist interest in farming and farm related legal issues. She has a large farming client base and deals with farming queries on a daily basis, both in relation to day-to-day issues and commercial transactions, in particular Wind Turbine and Anaerobic Digester Projects.

Commenting on her new monthly column, Kate Ervine said: “On behalf of JPH Law I am delighted to be contributing to a monthly column in Farming Life. The column will consider a wide range of issues such as planning for the future; how to deal with the future of Single Farm Payment and how this is dealt with in the administration of an Estate and wording your Will correctly to be most tax advantageous. 2015 has been a difficult year and it is hoped that the advice in my column will open up discussion as well as provide relevant and practical feedback on the trials and tribulations farmers will face throughout 2016.”

JPH Law is a growing law firm with four offices situated in Portadown, Newry, Castlewellan and Dublin serving Co.Down and Co. Armagh.

For further information on JPH Law visit: www,jphlaw.co.uk or contact Kate on kate@jphlaw.co.uk T 028 38 333 333.

The first column on Saturday, February 20th will focus on ‘planning for the year ahead, succession and changes in 2016 - easy step by step guidance’.