Maitland Chambers has experienced specialists in agricultural law, including rent reviews, agricultural subsidies, land valuation, disputes between landlords and tenants under agricultural tenancies, milk quotas, farm sales and purchases, diversification issues (such as those relating to mobile phone masts and energy projects) and the law of commons and town and village greens. One of our barristers sits as Chairman of the Agricultural Land Tribunal (Midlands Area).
Our experience includes:
- being appointed by Suffolk CC and North Somerset DC as an inspector to enquire into and report on applications to register certain greens;
- Ministry of Defence v James - an agricultural arbitration under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 on the meaning of "livestock";
- Keene v Guys and St. Thomas' Charity - acting for the landlord on an application for succession on a retirement, with issues as to whether profits from a farm shop were agricultural income and the meaning of "agricultural unit";
- Jack v Wilson - a dispute concerning the validity of a Case B notice, where the claim was that the Notice to Quit covered more land than was needed for the development.
Maitland is ranked in Agriculture & Rural Affairs in the Chambers UK Guide (2013).