Rural Employment

Like all other businesses, estates and farms require employees and those employees work in a sector with specialised working requirements, ranging from lone working gamekeepers and stalkers to seasonal workers assisting with soft fruit harvest or beating.

How can Thorntons help?

Our Land and Rural Business team understand the employment demands of the agricultural sector. Working with our highly respected Employment Law team, we can provide you with a full range of employment advice for all land-related business interests, including:

  • Employment law for agricultural workers, gamekeepers and forestry workers
  • Tied housing for employees
  • Lone working
  • Gangmasters’ law
  • Transfer of undertakings law on buying or selling a rural business
  • Social media policy
  • Wildlife crime advice
  • Working hours regulations
  • Grievance and disciplinary matters

Industrial Tribunal representation

Key Contacts

Linsey

Linsey Barclay-Smith
Partner

+44 131 240 8874
lbarclay-smith@thorntons-law.co.uk

Robin

Robin Dunlop
Senior Solicitor

+44 131 225 8705
rdunlop@thorntons-law.co.uk

Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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Dundee

+44(0)1382 229111

Anstruther

+44(0)1333 314395

Arbroath

+44(0)1241 872683

Cupar

+44(0)1334 652285

Edinburgh

+44(0)131 225 8705

Forfar

+44(0)1307 466886

Kirkcaldy

+44(0)1592 268608

Montrose

+44(0)1674 673444

Perth

+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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