Alex acts for some of Scotland’s largest landowners and a diverse range of estates, farms, rural businesses and financial institutions lending to the sector. He advises on all aspects of rural property including agricultural tenancies, sporting rights, boundary disputes and access agreements together also with expertise in development from the landowner's perspective.
Alex brings not only an understanding of traditional rural activities but also a focused commercial approach, important as rural businesses seek to diversify into alternative ventures. His clients benefit from his desire to be part of their team, involved in delivering excellent day-to-day service and the longer term strategy that is essential to such businesses.
Alex also specialises in liquor licensing, heading up the firm's licensing team, having sat on the Law Society of Scotland Licensing Law Sub-Committee for many years.
Living Brodies' values
Alex is collaborative and has an ability to identify and understand the specific and wider issues that will deliver the desired result.
- Member of Scottish Land and Estates' agricultural holdings implementation group.
- Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Agricultural Law.
- Draws on his own interest in country pursuits when advising clients.
- Ranked individual for Agriculture and Rural Affairs in Chambers UK 2024.
"Alex Buchan is always helpful and reliable.”Chambers UK 2023
‘Alex Buchan stands out given his thorough grasp of the law coupled with its practical application to real life situations – a crucial trait in a complex area. He also possesses sound commercial acumen.’Legal 500 UK 2021