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Agriculture and rural

Working across the farming, forestry, fisheries and food sectors, we advise landowners and tenants on current legislation.

Our experts, with more than 100 years’ combined expertise, handle work for farming, forestry, fisheries and food producers, as well as advising landowners and tenants on current legislation.

Our extensive experience also includes more specialised matters such as diversification, renewable energy, sporting rights, planning and environmental matters, equestrian law and dispute resolution.

Commended by international legal directory Chambers and Partners, our team is led by partners, Jim Drysdale and Hazel Moir, with rural business director Linda Tinson.

We provide a personal service with clear, informed advice.

As well as a presence in Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh, Ledingham Chalmers is the only practice in Scotland with offices in both the Thainstone Centre near Inverurie – one of Europe’s largest livestock markets – and United Auctions’ Agricultural Centre in Stirling.

Strategic business planning, including succession, structure, tax issues, resolution of disputes and dissolutions.  We have supported family businesses and business families through the purchase and sale of rural property, commercial security transactions, land development, minerals, agricultural leases, succession planning, and land ownership issues.

What our clients and peers say

The work of our agricultural team is endorsed by clients with research carried out by legal directory Chambers and Partners:

"The main strengths are their extensive agricultural knowledge along with being efficient and competitive in what is a highly prized market. They are very responsive and always keen to maintain and build on our relationship with them."

Another source reports: "They have a prompt response time to queries and always have someone with experience on hand to give advice."

International directory Legal 500 describes the "knowledgeable and efficient" team at Ledingham Chalmers LLP which "guides its clients through tricky situations" and is praised for its "attention to detail".

Jennifer Young

Latest Blog

Setting out a stall for success in Scottish construction - The recent Build It Aberdeen Construction and Property Conference brought the sector together to discuss topics of interest for the north east.