‘A Practical Guide to Agricultural Law and Tenancies’ by Christopher McNall

Paperback: 978-1-912687-36-7
Published: June 2019
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This book is an introduction for the non-specialist practitioner. It aims to guide you round some of the main landmarks of agricultural law in England and Wales. Its approach is practical and not academic. Along the way it points out some of the biggest pitfalls to avoid. Hopefully, it will give you enough knowledge to be able to identify an agricultural law problem when you see one, and, having done so, to know that the problem may have to be dealt with using special tools, rather than by mixing and matching knowledge from other forms of commercial land-holding (such as business tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954).


Christopher McNall is a barrister at 18 St John Street Chambers, Manchester where he specialises in disputes about tenanted and freehold farms and land (and especially agricultural tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986), taxation (especially of agricultural land), proprietary estoppel, and inheritance. He has appeared in many leading agricultural and tax cases in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Agricultural Lands Tribunal, and the First-tier Tribunal. He is Chairperson of the Agricultural Lands Tribunal for Wales, a Deputy District Judge, and a fee-paid Judge of the Tax and Property Chambers of the First-tier Tribunal. He was Consultant Editor for the ‘Agricultural Holdings and Allotments’ title in the 2018 edition of Halsbury’s Laws of England and writes the ‘View from the Bar’ column for the Agricultural and Rural Affairs section of Practical Law. The views expressed in this book are entirely his personal views.


Chapter One – Introduction
Chapter Two – The Two Types of Agricultural Tenancies
Chapter Three – Agricultural Holdings Act 1986
Chapter Four – Succession to a 1986 Act Tenancy
Chapter Five – Suggested Further Reading