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 Forestry and 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.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) NP
Joined the firm: 1992