We act for many conservation bodies, estates and farming businesses. Our environmental lawyers continuously monitor developments in environmental law and advise our clients on how to comply with existing and new legislation emanating from Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels. We regularly write articles and speak at seminars on a range of environmental issues.

Environmental Lawyers for Rural Business

Working with other professionals we provide clear and practical advice on environmental issues such as:

  • Abandoned vehicles/fly tipping
  • Asbestos
  • Contaminated land
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Forestry
  • Landfill
  • Minerals
  • Nature conservation
  • Polluter pays principle
  • Renewable energy
  • Management of water resources
  • Waste
  • Water pollution and sewage disposal

Planning

We provide expert advice in a number of areas of planning law relating to diversification and development of rural property. Areas of particular strength are:

  • Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
  • Section 75 and other legal agreements
  • Compulsory purchase/compensation
  • Planning Enforcement

As with environmental law, we recognise the importance of the impact of planning law on our clients and we actively monitor and report on developments in this sector. We participate regularly in Scottish Land & Estates working groups on this topic.