Agricultural and Rural Law

Anderson Strathern has a proud history of providing specialist legal advice to the rural sector, working with long-established clients through multiple generations. Our all-round ability to advise on agricultural and rural matters is second to none.

We serve a varied client base including major estate owners, owner-occupiers, tenants, commercial lenders, property investors, family businesses, charities, community bodies and private individuals. We have experts across all areas of agricultural and rural law, meaning that we can ensure all of your needs are catered for.

Each of our clients receive the same attentive level of service – our specialists are geared to be responsive and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Wide and varied expertise in agricultural and rural matters

We are up to date in the current agricultural and rural matters that you may be considering and we know how vital the rural sector is to Scotland’s economy and net zero targets. We can help diversify your developed business, or get your new rural business off the ground.

We’ve expertise in the sale and purchase of rural land, including forestry, estates and farms, as well as in tenancy agreements and in advising how best to deal with property disputes.

Exceptional industry contacts and relationships

We have 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, 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 a supporter of RSABI and value animal welfare and as such are proud to represent the British Horse Society.

We can advise on matters relating to Brexit.

Our team is renowned for its rural law expertise

We have three specialists accredited in Agricultural Law by the Law Society of Scotland and 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, including charity, corporate, planning and environment, energy, construction and employment. We also often assist with tax planning, accountancy and succession planning for private individuals and families as well as rural businesses.

We're here to help

If you would like to hear more about our agriculture and rural services or if you have specific questions, please contact us.

"The depth of experience that the team at Anderson Strathern have gathered in working with rural estate clients allows them to seamlessly handle large, complex and high-value transactions as well as supporting day-to-day operational matters and queries."

Client testimonial, Chambers UK