Confidence in the value of agricultural land and the wider rural economy in Scotland remains strong and at Brodies we have invested time and effort in ensuring that we offer our clients a dedicated rural legal service of the very highest quality.

The appeal of land - as a sound investment, to generate income through agriculture, forestry and sporting pursuits, for its tax advantages and for renewable energy - continues to attract both domestic and overseas investment to our rural economy.

We too have invested in the rural sector, creating Scotland's largest dedicated legal rural practice, comprising 20 specialist lawyers. This investment - together with our ability to draw on expert input from Brodies solicitors across the firm to provide advice across the full spectrum of land business matters, including tax, succession planning, employment and litigation - makes Brodies unique in Scotland.

Our expertise extends from agricultural holdings to compulsory purchase, wind farms to fish farms, and from buying farms to buying islands, forests to moors and estates to crofts. We also advise on a wide range of property management issues including utility wayleaves, telecoms, compulsory purchase, planning, and on a wide range of agricultural issues including agricultural holdings and disputes, farming partnerships, contract farming and innovative structures. In addition, we have been involved in advising clients on renewables projects, both wind and hydro schemes, throughout the development of this dynamic sector. We are also the only Scottish law firm with a Brussels office keeping close to European regulation of the rural community. We opened our Dingwall office this year, our first office in the Highlands and Islands.

Our team provides a comprehensive legal service to farms, landed estates and rural businesses of all types and sizes, who rely on us to deliver top quality legal advice in relation to all aspects of their business. Through our sound legal knowledge, commercial acumen and creative approach we aim consistently to add value to clients’ businesses and offer innovative solutions to the problems and challenges that face them.

They give very good, no-nonsense advice; they think out of the box to give good solutions to problems and they respond very quickly and efficiently.

Chambers and Partners, 2018


To speak with one of our experts contact Clive Phillips or Odell Milne today.