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Agricultural Precedents Handbook

Nigel Davis, Solicitor and current Chairman of the Agricultural Law Association
Graham Smith, Partner, Roythorne & Co, Solicitors
Angela Sydenham, Consultant, Birketts, Solicitors

Agricultural Precedents Handbook is a unique publication providing advisers dealing with agricultural cases with a comprehensive collection of time-saving and reliable precedents with helpful commentary. Ranging from partnership agreements to farm business tenancies, farm sale agreements to contracts of employment and rights of way to quota transfers, this work will prove an important resource for every property or private client lawyer with a rural practice.

A CD-ROM accompanying the book contains all the precedents allowing users to download and adapt each document as necessary.

Agricultural Precedents Handbook is written by leading practitioners in this area and offers a complete library of precedents, covering every type of transaction likely to arise.

The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account major developments in this area of the law namely the introduction of the new Common Agricultural Policy single payment scheme, as well as changes to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural tenancies Act 1995 in October 2006.

Price: £80.00
Published: September 2008
Edition: 2nd
Format: Hardback and CD-ROM
ISBN: 978 1 84661 061 5
Publisher: Jordan Publishing


Farms and Estates: A Conveyancing Handbook

Christopher Jessel and Henry Goulding, Partners at Farrer & Co

Farms and Estates: A Conveyancing Handbook is the only textbook dedicated to this subject. Written by two leading agricultural lawyers, it guides you through the complexities of advising on the sale and purchase of rural land - a process that frequently raises technical problems which differ greatly from standard conveyancing transactions such as dealing with unregistered land, grants, tenancy problems and the transfer of employees and contracts for plant and machinery.

This new edition takes account of recent major legislative developments including the Single Farm Payment which came into effect in May 2005, the Land Registration Act 2002 and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Also covered are Stamp Duty Land Tax and the Hunting Act 2004 and the Commons Bill 2006.

Farms and Estates: A Conveyancing Handbook provides a practical explanation of the subject, highlighting what the professional adviser must look for and how a deal should be structured to avoid tax and other problems. It also includes 18 precedents.

REVIEW
“an excellent book … the practical and detailed account contains nuggets of information which will benefit even the most experienced of practitioners … extremely readable.”
Solicitors Journal

Price: £49.50
Published: March 2006
Edition: 2nd
Format: Papercover
ISBN: 978 0 85308 984 1
Publisher: Jordan Publishing


The Law of the Common Agricultural Policy

The Single Payment, Cross-Compliance and Enforcement

Richard Wilson QC, 36 Bedford Row Chambers
With a tax chapter by David Southern, Professor of Law, Queen Mary University of London

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the pan-European mechanism for regulating farming produce and prices. The Single Payment Scheme which came into force in 2005, replaced a number of existing direct subsidy schemes, including the Arable Area Payments Scheme and the Sheep Annual Premium Scheme. The aim of the new scheme is to afford farmers greater flexibility to respond to the demands of the market by ‘decoupling’ subsidies from production. In addition, food safety, animal and plant welfare, and environmentally–friendly practices have gained increasing importance and will receive greater financial rewards.

The change represents the biggest shake up in European farming for many years.

Law of the Common Agricultural Policy is a comprehensive and authoritative work on the law, regulation and enforcement of the common agricultural policy as it affects England and Wales.

Price: £85.00
Publication date: April 2008
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978 1 84661 019 6
Publisher: Jordan Publishing

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