Tom represents a range of clients in relation to farm, forestry and estate purchases and sales throughout Scotland. He also represents a number of public sector clients, including Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), Nature Scot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage), Accountant in Bankruptcy and The Office of Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer, in a variety of agricultural, forestry and commercial property related transactions, ranging from complex acquisitions and disposals to multiparty agreements and high value leases.
Tom acts in a high number of acquisition and disposal transactions under Forestry and Land Scotland’s New Woodland Investment Programme (NWIP). Since 2017, Tom has completed the acquisition and disposal of more than 7,000ha of mixed forestry with a combined value of over £30 million, enabling FLS to successfully invest in new planting in order to meet the annual target of planting new woodland set by the Scottish Ministers.
As a member of The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Tom is actively engaged with the farming community and is able to utilise his knowledge of the market to deliver essential advice to our HM Connect Network on Land Reform and agricultural tenancies. He frequently attends rural property, farming, forestry and environmental events across Scotland.
Tom is recommended in Agriculture & Estates in UK legal directory, The Legal 500 and was previously shortlisted for ‘Junior Solicitor of the Year’ at the Law Awards of Scotland.
“We have been very impressed with this law firm, specifically Tom Gray, who has performed beyond our expectations in negotiating on our behalf with a national company with massive resources at their disposal.”
“Tom Gray has been extremely helpful with a recent complex commercial deal. He has provided excellent advice in an extremely pressured situation.”
“Tom Gray was very professional throughout the full process from start to finish, in every way possible. Nothing was too much bother for Tom. He made himself available at all times, even out of hours I ever had any trouble contacting him.”
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