Sir Crispin Agnew

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt. Q.C.

Year of Call: 1982

Year of Silk: 1995


Passed Faculty of Advocates Bar Exams

PSC (Passed Army Staff College)

Qualified mediator

Special interests


Land Law

Planning and Environmental

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw has a specialised practice in rural property law, covering all issues affecting a landed estate, including conveyancing, fishing and sporting, nature conservation and other planning and environmental law issues, agricultural law, landlord and tenant, compulsory purchase and in relation to wind farm and hydro scheme development.

He regularly appears in the Scottish Land Court and in the Court of Session and has appeared in the Court of Justice of the EU. He has a public law practice on all aspects of local authority law including judicial review, planning, licensing, education and public authority commercial contracts. He is author of published legal text books on Agricultural Law, Crofting Law, Liquor Licensing and the Discharge and Variation of Title Conditions. He regularly lectures at PQLE Conferences. He is a patron of UKELA and Chairman of the Crofting Law Group. He is a qualified mediator.


Lectures to PQLEs and Seminars on Agricultural Law and Crofting

Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia - Royal Styles - Titles; Heraldry;


Articles in JLSS, Juridical Review and Heraldic Journals on

Agricultural Law, Crofting, Heraldry, Peerage, etc.

Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976, Alan Chapman 5th edition with

Heather Baillie, Solicitor

Connell on Law of Agricultural Holdings in Scotland 7th edition

T&T Clark with Donald Rennie WS 1996

Agricultural Law in Scotland, Butterworths 1996

Land Obligations, W. Green 1999

Crofting Law, T&T Clark 2000


Deputy Social Security and Child Support Commissioner

Chairman, Pension Appeals Tribunal