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Agriculture & Rural Affairs

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What the team is known for

Acclaimed rural and agriculture practice group that services significant landed estates, rural charities, private landowning clients, crofters and other operators in the rural sector. Also exhibits expertise in heraldic law, the purchase of feudal dignities and clan law. Advises clients on renewables and is involved in substantial onshore projects in Scotland.

Work highlights

Acted for Lieutenant Colonel Titus Brown in the acquisition of the feudal dignity (barony) of Lintrathen and a Scottish coat of arms.

Notable practitioners

Michael Yellowlees is highly regarded for his advice to clients on significant landed estates and farming transactions, as well as his expertise in feudal dignities, heraldic and clan law.

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Overview

Our rural and agricultural team has in-depth knowledge of the rural property sector and expertise in agricultural, rural and renewables matters. They act for a diverse national and international client base, including owners of landed estates, farmers, family business and developers.

They are experienced in:

  • Farm purchases and sales, agricultural subsidies and support payments
  • Agricultural holdings and associated agricultural issues 
  • Landed estates 
  • Feudal dignities and Heraldic law
  • Renewables energy projects 
  • Tax and succession planning for landowners, farmers and family businesses
  • Dealing with crofting matter on behalf of land estates and crofting tenants 
  • Crofting law and community buy-outs 
  • Agricultural and rural lending
  • Forestry, sportings, telecoms and minerals

Members

Yellowlees, Michael (Head of Department)

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Lindsays

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Location

Caledonian Exchange

19A Canning Street

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8HE

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Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Michael Yellowlees
Band 2