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Trusts Caught by the Deemed Domicile Net

Following the Finance Act in 2017, a new category of “deemed domicile” was introduced into the UK’s Inheritance Tax regime.

Separated Parents: Top tips for a “plane” sailing summer holiday

If you are planning a summer holiday with your child but you are separated from your child’s other parent, there are some things to think about in advance.

Tornagrain | New Town Development

We act for Tornagrain Limited, part of the Moray Estates group, in connection with the development of the Tornagrain new town.

Alan White

Partner, Land and Rural Business

Alan has a particular interest in crofting law, renewable energy schemes and mineral extraction. He also has significant experience in community development projects.

Alan is regularly involved in the sale and purchase of commercial forestry, as well as farms, estates and salmon fishings. He also advises a number of clients on ongoing management issues such as agricultural holdings, crofting, business structuring and succession planning. Alan provides specialist advice in respect of agricultural holdings and crofting to a major utility company and a range of renewable energy developers as well as to private landowners.

The legal directories sources consider Alan “exhibits expertise across a range of rural property transactions, including agricultural holdings, renewable energy, sporting rights, crofting and community rights to buy.

Alan is sought for his ability to handle matters unique to rural property transactions, including sporting rights and community rights to buy. A client says: “He has got a thorough grasp of his subject and is very diligent.”



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Alan has got a thorough grasp of his subject and is very diligent.

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16 May 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Viking Energy | Wind Farm Development

By Amy McDowell, Derek McCulloch, Colin Hamilton Alan White,

We act for Viking Energy Wind Farm LLP in respect of the major wind farm development on mainland Shetland.

28 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

OnFARM podcast: Access to knowledge through NFU Scotland’s legal helpline

By Alan White Jamie Seath,

OnFARM producer Dave Howard visited law firm Gillespie Macandrew, whose Land and Rural Business team manages NFU Scotland’s legal helpline.

10 February 2021 | Time to read: 4 mins

Mediation – what is it and how does it work?

By Alan White

Mediation, once a little known or understood concept, now becoming recognised as an effective tool for businesses and landowners alike.

20 April 2020 | Time to read: 4 mins

The Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development

By Alan White

Over a number of years there have been various pieces of land reform legislation including the Community Right to Buy...

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