Partner and head of market leading Land & Rural Business Department. Recognised as a leading figure in the rural sector with particular expertise advising landowners and estates. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as an accredited specialist in agricultural law. Advises on agricultural tenancies, rural businesses, renewable energy, diversification, land reform, environmental matters, crofting, sales and purchase of farms and estates, forestry, sporting, fishing, succession planning, ownership structures, capital taxation and land management.
Studied law at Edinburgh University (LLB Hons 1990) , Army Officer (Black Watch) 1990 – 1995, Trained Murray Beith Murray 1995-1997; Partner at Gillespie Macandrew since 2002.
Writer to the Signet, Chairman of the Scottish Land & Estates Legal and Taxation Committee; Member of the Agricultural Law Association and a Director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust.