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Thorntons Law LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

4 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Provides coverage across Scotland on an array of rural and agricultural land transactions, leases and renewables opportunities. Adept at advising landowners, farmers and businesses on agricultural tenancies and associated elements such as land registration and next generation planning.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Lindley is sought for his experience in the purchase, sale and lease of rural and agricultural property, along with his knowledge of sporting rights and renewable energy issues.

Elizabeth Barr exhibits strong expertise on rural and agricultural land matters for various landowning clients.

Kenneth Mackay is well versed in all aspects of rural property matters and advises on transactional real estate dealings and complex development matters for private individuals and estate clients.
"He is excellent: practical and solutions-orientated."

Lesley Mearns advises clients on agricultural law and property transactions. She also has experience in forestry matters and agricultural tenancies.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Dundee and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Christopher Lindley
Band 1
Elizabeth M Barr
Senior Statespeople
Lesley Mearns
Band 2
Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Kenneth Mackay
Band 2