The Appeal in the case of EE Limited & Hutchison 3G UK Limited v Duncan has been followed closely by operators and
Individuals and businesses that operate in the ever-changing rural sector are each dealing with their unique business challenges and opportunities, whether it is managing a large estate for future generations or diversifying hill sheep land into wind farm use. As such, it is important their advisers understand not only the law which affects all aspects of the rural industry but also the non-legal issues which farmers, landowners and rural businesses face on a daily basis.
At Thorntons we have been advising landowners and farmers in Scotland for over 150 years. Our Land and Rural Business team are proud of our long tradition of acting for the agricultural sector and our emphasis on getting to know our clients. And because we understand rural issues and have the expertise, we can give our clients focused, relevant answers fast.
We offer a complete service for rural property, business and personal matters. We pride ourselves on making the law understandable to clients and providing excellent service which puts you, the client, at the forefront of everything we do.
Perthshire boasts an attractive and diverse rural landscape. The eastern region, particularly in the lower lands
Since becoming law, the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 has introduced a number of changes affecting the rural sector in
On 28 February 2021, the rules about the relinquishment and assignation of tenancies in Scotland came into effect.
The case of EE Ltd and H3G Ltd v Duncan and others came before the Lands Tribunal for Scotland in the Summer to be heard
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During these unprecedented times I think there is something we can all agree on, Scotland is a beautiful country. And
You may have read recently that a farmer whose land borders a stretch of the A9 has been charged with failing to prevent
Land ownership in Scotland is a key policy area for the Scottish Government. A number of changes in law and policy have
Farm diversification has been widely assumed in the rural sector as a means of improving the sustainability of farms and
In the last couple of weeks, the Government has taken unprecedented steps to bring the country to lockdown in an attempt