The Agricultural Holdings Act 2003 resulted in completely new forms of tenancy and amended laws relating to holdings, resulting in a complete overhaul of this major work, Agricultural Tenancies. There is now increased emphasis on the historical background to tenancies, providing a complete overview of the development of the law and an understanding of its current standing.
The content has also expanded significantly with chapters increasing from 39 to 89 in number and with entirely new parts included on:
- Limited duration tenancies
- Jurisdiction and remedies
- Land Court practice
The text includes up-to-date case law and full appendices of legislation as a second volume, making it the complete source of information. Most importantly, it contains the insight of Lord Gill, an author widely acknowledged as the principal authority on agricultural law in Scotland. All this makes this title central to all those dealing with agricultural tenancies, including solicitors, agricultural valuers and arbiters, who will find it necessary to have these answers and insight to hand.
Since publication this title has won the prestigious international award, the Prix d'Honneur of the Comite European de Droit Rural, having been chosen by an international jury from books on agricultural law published in the European Union in 2015–2017.