Kate acts for landed estates, farmers and agri-businesses across Scotland and deals with a wide range of rural property matters, including land sales and acquisitions, leases, fishings and sportings and complex voluntary registrations.
Living Brodies' values
Kate's positive attitude, enthusiasm and supportive, caring nature make her a valued member of the team.
- Kate is an Accredited Specialist in Agricultural Law.
- Draws on experience and knowledge gained through her secondment with Scottish Land & Estates.
- A regular contributor to Brodies' Rural Law blog.
- Ranked as 'Up and Coming' for Agriculture & Rural Affairs in Legal 500 UK 2024.
- Ranked as 'Next Generation Partner' for Agriculture & Estates in Chambers UK 2024.
‘Kate McLeish’s legal knowledge in navigating a challenging project was outstanding. At all times, we felt we were in safe hands with good advice given and a trusted relationship built. With little legal knowledge ourselves, complex issues were explained clearly. The project grew as it became clear, that having legal protections in place were vital. We were so grateful for Kate going above and beyond, the reassurance her work has given us is invaluable.’Legal 500 UK 2024
'Kate is very approachable and open to wider discussions, which makes it very easy to work with her. She is very knowledgeable in her field.'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
'Kate McLeish has been remarkable, she has always been at the end of a phone to guide us through the whole process. She has worked so hard to put every thing in place to enable us to buy our new farm.'Legal 500 UK 2023