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UK 2022
Scotland Agriculture & Rural Affairs
4
Band 4

2 Ranked Lawyers

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Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for

Well-established agricultural practice. Work includes the purchase and sale of agricultural land, estate diversification, equestrian law and mineral rights. Particularly noted for structuring farm and estate businesses, tax issues and succession and partnership planning. Further experience in dealing with rural disputes, supported by the dispute resolution team.

Strengths 

(Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a very strong agricultural team in terms of knowledge and support staff."

"I rate their service to the clients very highly. The firm is very good at dealing with their clients from start to finish."

Notable practitioners  

Allan Collie (Band 3) is particularly known for rural conveyancing, forestry and estates and security work for banks. Interviewees note: "He has great knowledge of this area of law and is a very clever man."

Jim Drysdale (Band 1) "is a very prominent lawyer and has immense knowledge of this legal sector," reports a source. Drysdale also has experience in dealing with environmental matters as well as advising on tax, trusts and financial planning. Commentators say: "He is very good at cutting through all the legal jargon."

Significant clients 

Various private Estates & Farms

Chambers Review

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs - Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds
4
Band 4
What the team is known for

Highly experienced team advising rural clients on tenancies and property matters. Regularly acts on forestry matters, crofting law, and diversification and renewable energy. Adept at advising landowners, tenants and producers on Scottish rural matters.

Strengths

A source says: "They’re very good and very professional. They always respond in a timely manner and their fees are competitive."

Notable practitioners

James Drysdale is highly experienced in agricultural and rural transactions, leasing arrangements and diversification opportunities, as well as succession planning for farming businesses and estate owners.

Linda Tinson is adept at advising farming businesses and landowners on the full range of property acquisitions and disposals, diversification issues and succession planning matters.
"She is personable, has specialist knowledge and an empathetic yet professional approach."

Ranked Lawyers at
Ledingham Chalmers LLP

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs

James Drysdale
2
James Drysdale
2
Band 2
Linda Tinson
4
Linda Tinson
4
Band 4

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