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Land and rural business

We act for farmers, land managers and rural landowners across Scotland, advising on the full range of commercial and legal issues faced in running rural businesses and modern countryside management.

Our close involvement with rural affairs make our team members acknowledged leaders in this sector.  Amongst our dedicated team we have three specialists accredited by the Law Society in agricultural law and we specialise in landlord and tenant, and property disputes.

While continuing to advise on traditional activities such as forestry and sporting estates, our work now takes in an increasing number of renewable energy and natural resources projects.

Being one of Scotland's leading rural law firms, we advise on all aspects of rural business, including:

  • Agricultural leases, holdings and disputes
  • Diversification
  • Sale and purchase of farms, estates and country houses
  • Farming, crofting, fishing, sportings,
  • Sale & purchase of forestry 
  • Renewable energy & natural resources
  • Business structures
  • Subsidies and grants
  • Tax planning
  • Succession planning
  • Timeshare and syndication

According to the latest editions of legal directories, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, "the lawyers are experts in this specialist area; their existing knowledge means that things take less time," "the firm's lawyers are excellent - very quick, on time, and very knowledgeable, especially on the agricultural and rural side," and "exceptionally knowledgeable on the agricultural holdings legislation in Scotland."

We also provide Scottish farmers with direct access to our teams of legal, employment, tax and litigation experts through the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) free legal helpline. Click here for further information.

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Our team has produced a number of legal briefings on current aspects of agricultural legislation that you should be aware of.  For more information, please visit our legal library.

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