09 Dec, 2021Zoom

Succession: Is it time to get everyone around the table?

 If you missed this webinar on December 9th you can watch it back here. Listen to our panel discuss succession planning and the importance of having a plan in place for your farm's future.

Planning for a changing of the guard doesn’t have to lead to a breakdown in communication. Your farm is part of you, so passing assets, knowledge and skills from one generation to the next should get the time and care it deserves. This webinar was chaired by Alan Jagoe, Farmer and Chair of Agri Aware with Karen Walsh, Solicitor and Author of Farming and the Law, ifac’s Declan McEvoy, Head of Tax, and Philip O’Connor, Head of Farm Support.


Alan Jagoe, Chairman of Agri Aware & dairy farmer

Alan Jagoe has been Chairman of Agri Aware since February 2019. He is a dairy farmer in Cork, where he is in a family farm partnership with his brother George and Father Ed. Alan studied at Clonakilty Agricultural College and Cork Institute of Technology, where he received a diploma in Agriculture.

Karen Walsh, Solicitor & Author

Karen Walsh, from a farming background, is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and author of ‘Farming and the Law’. Karen specialises in legal farming issues with Walsh & Partners also specialising in personal injury claims, conveyancing, probate and family law. Karen is a regular contributor for the Farm Examiner and the Irish Times.

Declan McEvoy, Head of Tax for ifac

An AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), Declan has extensive experience and expertise in personal and corporate tax planning, estate and succession planning, tax based investment and financial structuring for family and farm businesses.

A leading authority on farm taxation, Declan has written and lectured extensively and is frequently quoted in business and farm publications and the general media. He recently was co-author of ‘Farming in a Limited Company – is it right for you?’ and was a key contributor to Ifacs recent information booklets on Farm structures and Succession. Declan is also an Irish Tax Institute Registered Tax Consultant and a Qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner and frequently speaks at national seminars and client workshops.

Philip O'Connor, Head of Farm Support, ifac,

Philip O'Connor has 20 years' experience working with farmers across Ireland to help them maximise their businesses. Philip is skilled in farm business planning, farm financial management, and farm business development. Hailing from a Dairy farm in South Tipperary, Philip was raised in a farming community and remains in a Partnership with his brother on the farm to this day.