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The increased cost of court fees means there has never been a better time to look at alternative ways of settling farming disputes. Serena Gowling, barrister at The Rural Law Practice and accredited mediator with Agri-Mediate, explains what mediation can offer. Changes to legislation mean those wanting to make a claim in court will now have to pay increased claims fees – amounting to 5% of the total claim where the claim is between £10,000 and £200,000. This amounts to a 600% […]