Calum is a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Crofting Law and advises clients on a wide range of rural property work, including crofting, agricultural tenancies, forestry purchases and sales, farm purchases, community group purchases, land reform and other rural property matters. Based in our Inverness office, he has also acted for developers and landowners in a number of renewable energy projects and he has significant experience in community renewables projects.

Calum has particular expertise as a crofting lawyer and has advised both crofters and landowners on a variety of crofting law matters including applications to the Crofting Commission and the Land Court. He has advised in particular on renewables projects on croftland. Calum also has an interest in Land Reform. He has advised clients across the Highlands and Islands including the Crofting Counties of Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Argyll, Caithness and Sutherland.

Originally from the Isle of Skye, Calum is a fluent Gaelic speaker and has spoken on TV, radio and at conferences on land reform, renewables and crofting law. Calum is a director of Highland charity, New Start Highland.

The Legal 500 regards Calum as a “Recommended Lawyer” in Agriculture & Estates and is recognised by Chambers UK for his work in Agriculture & Rural Affairs.


"Calum MacLeod has a good understanding of the sector."

- The Legal 500 2024

"Calum excels in his profession. His enthusiasm and patience are hugely valuable. His level of expertise is very impressive."

- Chambers UK 2023

"Calum leads on agricultural and crofting matter and he has great depth of knowledge."

- Chambers UK 2023

“Calum Macleod is very easy to deal with and gives good advice in sometimes complex scenarios.”

- The Legal 500 2023


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