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Paul Rutherford


Paul Rutherford

Paul is a Partner in our Shetland office and has extensive experience of legal practice in Shetland.  He has spent his entire career in general practice, almost all of it in Shetland.  Paul is a founding partner of Dowle, Smith & Rutherford, which joined forces with Harper Macleod in October 2015.

Paul specialises primarily in private client work, including property sales and purchases, executry work, local business sales and purchases, leasing, wills and powers of attorney.  He is involved in a wide range of croft related matters on behalf of clients.

Paul acts for several large Shetland public Trusts, most of which were set up in the 1980s from North Sea Oil revenues and now providing a wide range of services in Shetland.

He is also involved in a range of commercial conveyancing and leasing work.

Qualifications: LLB NP
Qualified: 1978
Joined the firm: 2015