Karren is a Partner in the Land, Agriculture Rural Business team and has over 20 years’ experience across the full range of commercial and rural property disciplines.
Based in our Inverness office, she advises in relation to all aspects of leasing (acting for both landlords and tenants), the acquisition and sale of properties for investors and occupiers and she acts for a number of clients across a variety of development projects. In the rural sector, her work includes advising estate owners, forestry, sportings, renewables, developments sites and option agreements. Karren also has particular expertise in relation to crofting law and knowledge of the fish farming industry, including advising in relation to off-shore leasing.
Living Brodies' values
Clients and colleagues are impressed by Karren’s care, commitment and expertise in devising the right approach to deliver results.
- Ranked by Legal 500 2024 as a Leading Individual - Commercial Property - Elsewhere in Scotland.
- Ranked individual for Agriculture & Rural Affairs in Chambers UK 2024.
- Living and working from home on the Isle of Skye for over a decade, highlights the value the firm sees in ensuring close proximity to its Highlands and Islands clients.
- Karren is a member of the Crofting Law Group.
'Karren is very easy to work with.'Chambers UK 2024
‘Kate McLeish has a comprehensive knowledge of agricultural legislation and practice. Karren Smith is very experienced in land agency and renewables agreements, leases and property transactions. Both are very good at dealing with clients with excellent interpersonal skills.’Legal 500 UK 2024