Crofting law is complex, technical and subject to change. This is an area of rural life where specialist legal advice is essential.
As well as advising crofters and crofting communities on a range of legal issues, we provide specialist advice to financial institutions, developers, landowners and other solicitors.
How we can help you
Our services and experience cover the full range of legal issues relating to owner-occupied and tenanted crofts and common grazings. Common issues include:
- succession, including the timeframes that executors must meet to avoid losing crofting rights
- compliance with the requirements for agricultural support payments
- renewable energy within crofting areas
- applications to the Scottish Land Court
- dealing with the Crofting Commission
- resumption and decrofting.
Assistance with right to buy
We advise clients on community ownership and rights to buy, and acted for the crofting community in the longest-running crofting community buy-out in Scotland. We also advise landowners on the implications of community rights to buy. We always strive towards solutions and outcomes that are pragmatic and constructive for all parties.
Protecting your rights in future
The nature of crofting law in Scotland means that further changes to crofters’ rights and obligations are likely. Our specialist solicitors can keep you updated with any regulatory or legal changes that could affect you or your family.
"The team wins plaudits as 'very prompt in its responses' and for 'explaining things clearly.' "The Legal 500: The Client's guide to the UK legal profession
Meet the team
Title: Partner, Head of Rural Services
Department: Rural Services