Rural business solicitors
Legal advice for all types of rural enterprise
We offer services to rural businesses of all sizes for every aspect of their legal requirements and have particular expertise of providing commercial advice to many of Scotland’s family-owned, employee-owned and owner-managed businesses.
We provide a full range of services in all areas including:
In the last 24 months, we have completed over 50 deals for rural businesses mainly in food and drink, retail and real estate and construction.
Manufacturing businesses are an underappreciated part of Scotland’s rural economy, generating exports and supporting thousands of jobs both directly and indirectly. We understand the challenges that manufacturers across all sectors face and also the opportunities that exist. We’ll help you overcome the former, and take full advantage of the latter.
Tourism and leisure covers a diverse range of businesses, organisations and individuals in rural Scotland. We offer a one-stop shop for those in the sector, from bars and restaurants and hotels to tourist attractions, from the music, film and TV industries to nightclubs, and from bookmakers and bingo halls to sports clubs. Our team calls upon substantial expertise in every legal discipline, including licensing, property, corporate, banking & finance, employment, branding and technology.
Our dedicated Food & Drink team advises businesses of all shapes and sizes in an industry that was worth more than £16 billion to Scotland’s economy in 2017. From startups and microbreweries to some of the biggest producers, suppliers, manufacturers and retailers in the country, we provide a full service which caters for your every legal requirement.
We advise many businesses and organisations operating in distribution activity, including via road, haulage, rail and shipping. Our team has specialists in every area of law to offer a comprehensive service across both the public and private sectors. Clients include transport operators and agencies, funders, local authorities, hauliers and freight forwarders. We also have extensive experience in shipping and marine transport, particularly in relation to ferry operations.
Our award-winning renewable energy team is one of the largest in Scotland, providing advice on all types of renewable energy projects, including onshore wind, hydro, marine and off-shore wind, solar and renewable heat.
We understand the distinct challenges you face in particular locations and are able to advise on projects of all sizes, from advising on smaller projects for individuals, Feed-in Tariff developers, estates and community groups to acting on behalf of utilities and major independents on large-scale onshore and offshore projects.
We advise on every aspect of a renewable energy project, from planning, property and construction to advice on securing funding, taking advantage of incentives and grid and power purchase agreements.
Our Public Sector team is one of Scotland’s leading practices, acting for a wide range of public authorities as well as those in the private sector who interact with the public sector. We provide a full range of legal, regulatory, strategic and commercial advice, helping deliver services in an increasingly challenging environment.
Our in-depth understanding of the public sector gives us an unrivalled perspective and understanding of the key priorities for public authorities and what they need from their external suppliers.
Call us for free on 0330 159 5555 or complete our online form below for legal advice or to arrange a call back.