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‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

What changes after you say: “I do”?

The Wedding season is upon us once again with couples across Scotland ‘tying the knot’ but what legally changes when you say “I do”?

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Latest news and insights

13 June 2024 | Time to read: 13 mins

‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

By Sandy Telfer

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

03 June 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

What changes after you say: “I do”?

By Rachael Burke

The Wedding season is upon us once again with couples across Scotland ‘tying the knot’ but what legally changes when you say “I do”?

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Gillespie Macandrew appoints new rural specialist to its partnership

Published: 12 January 2024
Time to read: 2 mins

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has appointed rural law specialist, Lizzie McFadzean to its partnership.

Lizzie joins the firm’s market-leading land and rural business team from Anderson Beaton Lamond.  She brings almost 20 years’ experience advising in the sector with particular expertise in the sale and purchase of large farming and forestry estates. Lizzie will be based in the firm’s Perth office and is the sixth partner appointment at Gillespie Macandrew in the last 12 months, bolstering the total number in the partnership to twenty-nine.

Gillespie Macandrew’s Land and Rural Business team is a leading advisor to estate owners, farmers and rural businesses on property transactions, land commercialisation, land management, succession, tax, forestry, renewable energy and natural capital.  The team is consistently ranked in the top tier by the legal directories and includes accredited specialists in agricultural law.  Lizzie’s appointment expands the team to 6 partners and 25 members overall.

Chief Executive Officer Robert Graham-Campbell commented: “I am delighted to welcome Lizzie to the firm.  Her appointment further strengthens our pre-eminent land and rural business offering and affirms our commitment to growing our 5 partner strong office based in Perth.”

Head of Gillespie Macandrew’s Land & Rural Business team Robert Scott-Dempster added: “Lizzie is an exceptional rural lawyer and highly regarded across the sector.  She has an excellent track record of managing complex rural transactions and will further strengthen our existing team.”

The firm has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth and advises clients on all areas of land and rural business, private client, commercial real estate, energy, tax and disputes, combining a personal approach with industry-leading expertise.

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