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Sam Conington

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...

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...

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...

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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