Robert Scott-DempsterPartner, Head of Land and Rural Business
Robert is the Head of our Land and Rural team.
He 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.
The legal directories sources consider Robert to be "one of the most highly regarded lawyers in this area in Scotland" and "he's a very, very clear thinker; even on the phone, shooting from the hip, he's very clear and very impressive."
Chambers UK comments: “Robert leads the firm's agricultural department and is praised for being "an exceptional department head who is very well respected within the rural sector." He is renowned for his experience in all agricultural matters and is a key adviser to some of Scotland's most prominent and complex estates.”
Memberships and Accreditations
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.