‘A Practical Introduction to Scottish Agricultural Law’ by Lydia Fotheringham


Paperback: 978-1-912687-84-8
Published: August 2020
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This practical guide is an introduction to the legislative framework applicable to the law of agricultural tenancies in Scotland. It covers the main issues which arise in practice in a clear and concise manner. It should be of interest to law students, lawyers who practice in different areas but are interested in learning more about agricultural law, land agents, landlords and tenants.


Lydia Fotheringham is based in Perth where she maintains a strong base of farming clients. A solicitor with 25 years’ experience she is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Agricultural Law. Lydia is described in Chambers 2020 as “pragmatic and sensible in her approach.”


Chapter One – Introduction and Statutory Framework
Chapter Two – 1991 Act Tenancies
Chapter Three – Leases – 2003 Act
Chapter Four – Grazing Leases
Chapter Five – Leases to Partnerships
Chapter Six – Fixed Equipment
Chapter Seven – Waygoing and Tenant’s Improvements
Chapter Eight – Rent Review
Chapter Nine – Resumption
Chapter Ten – Diversification
Chapter Eleven – Right to Buy
Chapter Twelve – Assignation, Subletting and Relinquishment
Chapter Thirteen – Succession
Chapter Fourteen – Termination
Chapter Fifteen – The Scottish Land Court
Chapter Sixteen – The Tenant Farming Commissioner
Chapter Seventeen – Useful Definitions