1st Oct 2020

The Legal 500 have revealed their 2021 professional rankings which highlight the UK’s most impressive barristers and chambers. 18 St John Street is proud to announce that several members of chambers have been included in the 2021 edition across a number of different practice areas. Christopher McNall is the only barrister in the North of England recommended for work in Agricultural Law…

The guide states: 18 St John Street Chambers‘ Christopher McNall is one of a few non-London specialists in disputes about agricultural tenancies, the taxation of farms and land, and proprietary estoppel and Inheritance Act claims relating to farms.

Christopher McNall: ‘well acquainted with the law, understands most of the practical realities of agriculture. Not afraid to advance a position on the basis of considered authority in the face of opposition.


Christopher McNall 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