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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28 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min
OnFARM podcast: Access to knowledge through NFU Scotland’s legal helpline
OnFARM producer Dave Howard visited law firm Gillespie Macandrew, whose Land and Rural Business team manages NFU Scotland’s legal helpline.