Graeme is Head of our Rural Team and Project Partner for a number of the firm’s key clients including Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), NatureScot, Scottish Forestryand Cairngorms National Park Authority.

He and his 15-strong Rural Team are not only specialists in the law but have a deep understanding of the commercial opportunities which arise in Scotland’s thriving modern rural communities – acting for estate, farming and woodland owners, including private landowners and tenants, public bodies and community groups.

As Project Partner, Graeme has worked with FLS since 2008, providing advice on a variety of sensitive and/or strategic matters in addition to leading the team of solicitors providing property and land management advice to FLS.

Graeme represents a wide range of rural landowners and tenants advising on acquisitions and disposals, leases, land management agreements, farm based AD plants, natural capital investments and carbon capture agreements.

In addition, Graeme also remains Client Relationship Partner for a number of commercial clients with large property portfolios, providing advice on property matters, including acquisitions, disposals, development, leasing, estate management and property finance.

Graeme is recommended in Agriculture & Rural Affairs/Estates in both the UK’s leading independent legal directories, Chambers UK and the Legal 500.


Graeme Nisbet is sought out for his wide-ranging expertise on rural and forestry land sales and purchases, leases, option agreements and diversification matters, as well as voluntary land registration. He acts for the firm's major rural clients. Sources say he is "competent and efficient, with excellent flexibility to find answers to issues and problems as they arise."


"Graeme Nisbet is very approachable and practical."

- Legal 500 2021

Clients comment that ‘Graeme Nisbet is quick to respond as well as considered in his advice.’ and ‘Graeme Nisbet is very approachable and practical.’

- Legal 500 2021


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