National Park Bye-Laws – A Livestock Case Study | Livestock

Recently a Solicitors in Southampton (UK) have been successful in maintaining the traditional byelaws and principals that still exist in the National Parks of the United Kingdom and a recent court victory underpins this.
The Southampton Solicitors help act on behalf of the Verderers of the New Forest in Hampshire and recently were successful in winning a court case against a local farmer who previously refused to tag his cattle to the standards set out by the Verderers whose role in the new forest are laid out below (Source Verderers Of The New Forest):o Protect and administer the New Forest’s unique agricultural commoning practices;
o Conserve its traditional landscape, wildlife and aesthetic character, including its flora and fauna, peacefulness, natural beauty and cultural heritage;
o Safeguard a viable future for commoning upon which the foregoing depends.These laws have been in place since the New Forest Act 1877 and these Verderers are still appointed to uphold these unique laws and govern the area, which includes the management of the local farmers and the livestock which live on land that is officially owned by the crown.Despite the vast amount of Crown land in the United Kingdom, this is actually a very rare privilege; but these supposed ‘commoners’ are required to identify their livestock by individually tagging them to facilitate the identification of their particular owners if the animal is found dead, injured or outside of the lands.The partner of the Hampshire Solicitors stated that the defendant was at liberty to graze any of his livestock in the New Forest; however, between the dates of March-June 2007 his livestock were seen on several occasions without ear tags that could be used to identify the owner of the particular animal. The defendant was requested several times to tag these cattle but failed to adequately do so.The defendant was originally found guilty of this offence in 2008 but decided to appeal against the original judgement, stating that the byelaws of the forest were void and that the need to tag his livestock was redundant.
He recently failed in this appeal and actually received a warning by the Crown Court Recorder to not underestimate the traditional ethics and byelaws of the New Forest.The partner of the Solicitors in Hampshire stated that he and his team were “very happy to act on behalf of the Verderers who do a very special job”. He went on to express how happy he was of the successful outcome.
This successful outcome is surely a huge positive for the people of the New Forest who support the efforts of the Verderers in conserving the ethics, environment and all inhabitants of this wonderful area of the country.

Fashion Degrees Are a Popular Trend | Fashion

The popularity of television shows like Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model has added even more glamour to the fashion industry, and many people are wondering if a fashion career is right for them.A fashion career might be a good fit for you if you have the right combination of creativity and business acumen. The fashion industry isn’t based just on making sketches of beautiful clothes, which is why many people are surprised at the hard work that goes into getting a degree in either fashion design or fashion merchandising. The truth is, you can’t just be a designer. You also have to be a great business person, which is why four-year Bachelor’s degrees are becoming increasingly sought after in the fashion industry.A Bachelor’s degree in either Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising covers a wide range of skills that can be used in the industry whether you end up designing apparel, organizing fashion shows, coordinating events or managing your own chain of retail stores. The in-depth education you’ll receive will include hands-on courses as well as internships and classroom work taught by industry professionals and professors in disciplines such as accounting and business. As a fashion designer, you can’t succeed today on pure genius. If you can’t address the realities of cost and practicality, someone else will overtake you.Typical coursework will include a variety of interesting subjects, including the history of fashion and how fashion impacts society. You will gain an understanding of fabrics, textiles and ornamentation, as well as cutting, sewing and pattern making. You will also gain valuable exposure to the growing field of computer assisted design (CAD). Fashion merchandising and sales, accounting, business management, business technology and accounting are also studied. Consumer behavior is focused upon, giving you valuable insight into how to appeal to your potential clients.There are actually two popular Bachelor’s degrees available for those interested in the fashion industry. If you earn a degree in Fashion Design, you’ll be prepared to work in any design house. You can work your way up from the cutting floor to becoming a design assistant. And eventually, you will be a designer in your own right. You may also coordinate and plan fashion shows or become an events coordinator for fashion houses and department store chains.With a degree in Fashion Merchandising, your focus will be more on the retail and marketing side of the industry. You can become a buyer for a retail store or private label fashion house, traveling around the world to watch fashion shows and choosing which lines they will carry in the coming year. Other options include becoming the merchandising coordinator in a particular store, designing the display of merchandise to its best advantage. Window dressers are also in demand in large cities, where high-end department stores compete for the title of “best dressed window”.Either type of fashion degree prepares you for the world of retail management. If your dream is to manage your own fashion store, you can’t go wrong with a degree in fashion design or fashion merchandising. Both degrees give you an excellent overview of the industry and an understanding of everything from which materials work well together to how to handle production and stocking costs. If you think that you have the head for business and the heart for design that it takes for success in the fashion world, getting a Fashion Degree is your best first step.