Partner, Head of Land and Rural Business
Robert is an accredited specialist by the Law Society of Scotland and his main area of practice lies in agriculture and landed estates, rural businesses, renewable energy, ownership structures, capital taxation and succession.
Robert has acted in some of Scotland’s most high profile transactions and has first-hand experience of dealing with community and crofting community purchases, acting for both private individuals and communities. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on agriculture and rural affairs as well as providing regular legal opinion pieces for both legal and industry publications.
Robert is Chairman of Scottish Land & Estates Legal and Taxation Committee and a Scottish committee member of the Agricultural Law Association. He is also a director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust.
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I have found Robert Scott-Dempster to be an excellent source of legal counsel in all aspects of rural estate management.
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Recent News & Insights by Robert
02 December 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins
Carbon sequestration under the Woodland Carbon Code: Some important considerations
With the surge in interest and corresponding hike in the value of tree planting, we discuss some important considerations when...