Brodies provides a range of advice far broader than any other firm in Scotland supporting a wide variety of clients, including centuries-old family estates, substantial modern farming and rural businesses, lenders and both developers and landowners involved in renewables. In addition, Brodies is the only Scottish law firm with an office in Brussels, allowing us to keep a close eye on European regulation to ensure that our rural clients in Scotland are kept abreast of the latest developments and how they might impact on their businesses.
Brodies solicitors can provide a full range of legal services for clients in the agriculture and rural sector.
Our dynamic and innovative team includes accredited specialists in agricultural law and covers a broad range of practice areas including:
- Farms and rural businesses
- Estates, including sporting and salmon fishing
- Agricultural holdings
- Renewable energy
- Residential and commercial leasing, including fish farms and mineral leases
- Utility wayleaves and leases, including telecoms, gas and electricity
- Compulsory purchase and compensation
- Development land
- Succession planning
The team also collaborates closely with colleagues in departments across the firm to provide specialist input, including private client, tax, planning, employment, litigation and commercial property.
"Brodies' agriculture lawyers are 'very proactive' with 'an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law' and how it can be applied to assist clients." (Chambers & Partners 2012/13)
Odell Milne – "determined, able, straightforward and very impressive" (Chambers & Partners 2012/13)
Clive Phillips - "absolutely fantastic - very active and very accomplished" (Chambers & Partners 2012/13)