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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.

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

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

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

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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.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

By Robert Scott-Dempster

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Gillespie Macandrew announced as Great Glen 2024 sponsor

By Lois Newton

Gillespie Macandrew is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024.

Sam Conington

Senior Solicitor, Land and Rural Business

Sam completed both his undergraduate LLB Degree and Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen before commencing his traineeship with Gillespie Macandrew in 2019. With 18 months of his 2nd year traineeship focused on property, Sam qualified into the Land and Rural Business team as a solicitor in 2021.

Coming from the rural Scottish Borders, Sam pairs his upbringing and knowledge of the sector with fundamental conveyancing practices in order to provide help and advice to those involved in the sale or purchase of agricultural land and buildings, forestry and crofts. Sam is also involved in advising individuals and businesses on a range of other property work such as agricultural leases, servitudes and general estate management.

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Recent News & Insights by Sam

31 May 2023 | Time to read: 1 min

OnFARM podcast: Ringside at Fife Show

By Sam Conington

Listen to the latest OnFARM podcast recorded ringside at Fife Show 2023, featuring members of the our Land and Rural Business team.

31 August 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

NFU Scotland Legal Helpline – we CAN help

By Sam Conington

The NFU Scotland Legal Helpline is a service we run to provide NFU Scotland members with 20 minutes free legal advice.

07 April 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

National Test Programme

By Sam Conington

The Government’s overarching aim is to pass a new Agricultural Bill and for replacement framework and legislation to be in place for implementation in 2026.

04 April 2022 | Time to read: 5 mins

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022

By Sam Conington

Parliament has given Local Authorities until 1st October 2022 to establish a licencing scheme in their area.

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