Rural Law

The Essential Guide to Rural Law

May 17th

Dumfries

Private Client/Rural Law One Day Special

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The Essential Guide to Rural Law

May 17th

9:30 - 12:30pm

Speaker: Lorna McKay and Kate McLeish

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£120+VAT
£90+VAT (Member price)

3hrs CPD

This seminar will look at key topics in rural law and will seek to cover the issues and reforms which practitioners should be aware of when advising clients with rural businesses.

Topics included will be:

  • Development transactions in a rural context
  • Structures for farming  - contract farming, share farming and joint venture agreements
  • Agricultural holdings – the basics
  • Agricultural holdings – reform
  • Community Rights to Buy
  • Scottish Land Commission
  • The event begins at 9:30am. Delegate registration is open from 9am.

    Lorna McKay is an experienced Senior Associate in Brodies' real estate team in Glasgow. She has a diverse client base across Scotland, including estate and farming businesses and community bodies, but primarily focuses on business in the west, Argyll and the islands. Her upbringing on an Argyllshire dairy farm gives her practical insight into the agricultural sector and a genuine interest in rural affairs.

    Accredited as a specialist in Agricultural Law by the Law Society of Scotland, Lorna handles a range of transactional business, including the acquisition and disposal of farms, forestry, country houses and estates, alongside advisory work covering issues such as agricultural holdings, sportings, servitudes, land reform, land registration and telecommunications.

    Kate McLeish is an associate in Brodies' Land and Rural Business team in Edinburgh. She grew up on farm in South West Scotland and continues to be actively involved in the family business.

    Kate has a broad range of property experience and advises on a range of rural property matters including the acquisition and sale of land, utilities, agricultural and residential tenancies and forestry. She also has experience in dealing with rural security transactions.  Through her work on secondment with Scottish Land and Estates, she has particular expertise in agricultural holdings reform.