Part of our leading Land and Rural Business team, Mike is one of the best recognised lawyers in Scotland in this sector.
He has dealt with an exceptionally wide variety of transactions over many years, advising many different clients over a broad spectrum of issues. As well as agriculture and estates, his work includes forestry, sporting rights, business structures, tax and succession, planning, renewables and environmental issues.
Mike is the contributing author on Agricultural and Sporting Leases for the Scottish Universities Law Institute Textbook on ‘Leases’ (W.Green 2015), and has contributed to several other textbooks. He has chaired the Law Society's Agriculture and Rural Law training conference on many occasions and spoken on a variety of topics at many seminars.
Mike operates mainly from our Perth office - close to many of his major clients.
Chambers UK comments: Mike is a widely recognised agricultural specialist with many years' experience in the rural sector. "He really knows the law inside-out," say sources. Blair is particularly renowned for dealing with a wide variety of farm and estate transactions and also advises on forestry matters, business structures, renewables and environmental issues.
Mike has provided advice on farm tenancy issues to a number of public bodies.
Memberships and Accreditations
He is a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Environmental Law Committee, and the Agricultural Law Association.