The rural sector is a key part of Scotland’s economy, incorporating many different aspects of land and business. These include agriculture, farms, estates, crofting, property development, forestry, natural resources, land rights, energy, diversification and much more. Today, the laws and regulation governing it are evolving rapidly, particularly with the Scottish Government’s commitment to continue the land reform journey.

Anderson Strathern has a proud history of providing specialist legal advice to the rural sector, working with long-established clients through the generations and helping new clients coming into the market.  Our team of specialists is second to none in terms of the range and depth of its expertise. 

We serve an outstanding client base which includes major estate owners, owner-occupiers, tenants, commercial lenders, property investors, family businesses, charities, community bodies and private individuals.  All receive the same attentive level of service, geared to be responsive and effective in helping them achieve their goals.

We also have very strong market presence and connections with intermediaries across Scotland and beyond. Providing the full spectrum of legal services needed by owners and occupiers of rural land, due to the size and range of specialisms we have, we can assemble dedicated project teams where required. We are members of Scottish Land & Estates, National Farmers Union of Scotland, the Agricultural Law Association and the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters & Valuers Association. We are also a supporter of RSABI.

We have two specialists accredited in Agricultural Law by the Law Society of Scotland. We regularly contribute to professional bodies representing the rural sector. We also have access to property litigation experts and numerous lawyers in other disciplines from across the firm, such as private client, charity, corporate, planning and environment, energy, construction and employment.

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Sources praise the firm's "up-to-date knowledge of rural matters, good team and efficient response times."

Client Quote, Chambers UK 2018

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