Jim Drysdale is a partner at Ledingham Chalmers. He is based in the Stirling office but works regularly out of the firm’s network of offices.
Ledingham Chalmers LLP, Suite A3, Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN
Direct Dial: 01786 478 104
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Jim is an expert in agricultural and rural law, in particular purchases, sales, leasing, land use and management and diversification. He also works extensively in the renewable energy sector. Jim has considerable private client experience and has advised clients on trusts, taxes and financial planning. He regularly offers legal counsel to family businesses within Scotland. Jim is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in agricultural law and is a member of the Agricultural Law Association. He is currently the treasurer and a council member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) Scottish Group. Jim recently authored the Scotland chapter in the seventh edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Environmental Law, published by Global Legal Group.
What our clients and peers say
James Drysdale is commended for his high level of experience in the rural property arena. His knowledge of matters at the intersection of private client and real estate, including those specific to agricultural tenancies, is particularly highly regarded.
Research carried out by legal directory Legal 500 also reports feedback on our agriculture and rural work:
"Linda Tinson, Jim Drysdale and Catherine Bury are all standout individuals."
"Linda Tinson is solution-orientated and typically has already researched a solution before presenting a problem."
"Linda Tinson and Jim Drysdale both make a point of keeping abreast of current legislation and both have a very good understanding of all aspects of agriculture."