13th Apr 2021

Christopher McNall has contributed to two chapters in the new book “National Security: Law, Procedure and Practice”, published by Oxford University Press.

This book – the first of its kind – is not just about spying and official secrets, but aims to be a one-stop shop for the whole field of national security law, including its impact in civil and criminal proceedings, terrorism trials, immigration, asset freezing, freedom of information, data protection, in education, and employment law.

Christopher contributed to chapters on oversight and accountability of the intelligence and security agencies by Parliament, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, and the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, and the surveillance powers available to the State.

The book is available at


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Christopher McNall
is the only barrister in the North of England recommended for work in Agricultural  Law in the latest edition of The Legal 500.

Christopher 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.

Christopher 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. His book, ‘A Practical Guide to Agricultural Law and Tenancies’, was published recently.

For more information on Christopher McNall please contact a member of our Business and Property Clerking Team on 0161 278 8261 or email