Admitted as a Solicitor:  1991

Called to the Bar:  1977


Tel: 0344 880 8000

Email: michael.wear@djblaw.co.uk

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Agricultural Law

Commercial Property
Development / Regeneration

Environmental Law
Landlord and Tenant


Michael is a solicitor and qualified barrister specialising in agricultural law. He has practised at the land registry and the law commission as well as in private practice, and is an expert in farm sales and lettings, rights of way and access issues, as well as sporting rights. Michael also wrote and edited the agricultural chapter of Tolley’s Insolvency Law and sits as a judge on the First Tier Tribunal.



Farm Sales on behalf of AMC PLC

Sales of farms across England and Wales for AMC PLC as mortgagee both by private treaty and by auction

Agricultural Advice to The National Trust

Acting for the National Trust in acquisition and sale of farms and other heritage property and on grant of farm business tenancies


Agricultural Arbitration

Michael recently acted for a government agency in an arbitration regarding a Case B notice under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 on the grounds that planning permission for an alternative use had been granted. The challenge to the notice was dismissed.

Grant of a Compex Succession Tenancy

Michael recently acted on the grant of a succession tenancy under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986. Two successions were involved and the farm will now be held by the current generation.

Advice on Farm Business Tenancies to English Heritage

Acting for English Heritage on sites at Wroxeter, Salisbury Plain and at Battle Abbey, granting or renewing farm business tenancies.



Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279



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