Anderson Strathern hires Rural partner from Morton Fraser

Anderson Strathern hires Rural partner from Morton Fraser

Well-known and highly regarded rural legal expert, Linsey Barclay-Smith has joined Anderson Strathern from Morton Fraser. Linsey is the latest addition to our 20-strong pre-eminent Rural Land and Business team that counts Buccleuch and Crown Estate Scotland among its client base.

An accredited Agricultural Law specialist by the Law Society of Scotland, Linsey is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers, is a board member of the South East Committee of Scottish Land & Estates, and the University of Glasgow law graduate previously spent time with Turcan Connell and Thorntons.  Linsey brings expertise in all aspects of rural and agricultural work, including agricultural tenancies, farms, estates, country houses, crofting, property development, forestry, energy, diversification, and fishing and minerals.

Anne Chapman, Partner and Department Manager for Rural Land and Business , said: “Linsey brings a wealth of experience to our team, technical expertise, strong related contacts and networks in Scotland, across the UK and internationally, and shares our approach to client focus.  The laws and regulations governing the rural sector are evolving rapidly, including around continuing land reform, and it’s great to have Linsey on board to strengthen our offering.”

Linsey said:

“Anderson Strathern is highly-rated in the sector, with a longstanding history of advising many of the main players on the rural scene.  Not only does the firm have one of the largest practices in Scotland, but it is also a dynamic team with a great culture and I’m excited to get involved in some innovative projects.”

Bruce Farquhar, our Chair, added:

“In recent years, we have strengthened our market presence and connections with intermediaries across Scotland and beyond, underpinned by the provision of the full spectrum of legal services needed by owners and occupiers of rural land.”