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Pease, Chitty and Cousins: Law of Markets and Fairs

Law of MarketsContaining in-depth commentary and analysis on the history of market and fair rights together with current developments in the law relating to franchise and statutory markets in the UK, this is the leading authority covering this complex area of law in the UK.

Author(s): Edward Cousins, Graham Wilson
Published: 20-08-2020
Format: Hardback
Edition: 7th
Extent: 520
ISBN: 9781526511287
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 248 x 156 mm
RRP: £170.00

Concentrating on certain aspects of practice and procedure, it provides practical guidance for local government and land law practitioners in the UK and Ireland, local authorities and private market officers.

Offering legal analysis of all relevant UK and European legislation and case law, coverage includes:

- practice and procedure in relation to rival markets and car boot sales by use of the tort of disturbance
- UK reguklation and control by means of byelaws, street trading and the laws relating to pedlars, tolls and stallage, and highway obstruction
- the law of markets, fairs and street trading in the Republic of Ireland

This new edition also provides a practical toolkit of model byelaws and precedents for market officers and local authorities as well as analysis of EU implications post Brexit.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Creation and Acquisition of Markets and Fairs
Chapter 3: The Market Place and the Place for Holding Fairs
Chapter 4: The Days and Hours for Holding Markets and Fairs
Chapter 5: Toll and Stallage
Chapter 6: Disturbance
Chapter 7: Sales in Markets and Fairs
Chapter 8: Forfeiture and Extinction of Markets and Fairs
Chapter 9: Regulation, Administration and Control
Chapter 10: Accounts, Rates and Taxes
Chapter 11: Practice, Procedure and Evidence
Chapter 12: The Irish Dimension
Chapter 13: Scotland
Chapter 14: Public Law
Chapter 15: Practical Toolkit

About the author:

Edward Cousins is an Associate Member of Chambers having joined FTB in October 2013 as a Legal Adviser, Mediator and Arbitrator. Prior to that he was in practice as a Chancery Barrister in Chambers in Lincoln's Inn until September 2003, when he was appointed to the salaried full-time judicial role as the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry.

His position as a legal adviser is unusual in that he provides a valuable combination of experience as a former Barrister, as a judge and as a mediator.

He is available to sit as an Inspector on Town and Village Green Inquiries and as an Examiner for Neighbourhood Development Plan Examinations.

He is sensitive to needs of all participants in the legal process, and looks for robust but fair and inclusive outcomes in land disputes which participants often find completely bewildering.

Edward Cousins was called to the Bar in 1971 and pursued a successful career with expertise in property and land law and associated litigation. This area of law included conveyancing and land registration, markets and fairs, commons and town and village greens, covenants affecting land, easements, and the construction, interpretation and drafting of documents, and aspects of planning and local government law. He also became practised in the field of landlord and tenant law. This involved the consideration of the Rent Acts and Housing Acts, business tenancies, leasehold enfranchisement, mortgages and Building Society law, and aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency law. Many cases, particularly in the field of planning and local government law and markets and fairs had a public law element. His practice further developed in the specialist areas of mortgage law and the law of markets and fairs after he was published in these fields.

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