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Christopher Lindley

Partner | Forfar

Land & Rural Business


Accredited Specialist in Agricultural Law

One of the leaders in rural law in Perthshire and Angus, Chris is ranked highly in his field by the independent legal directories Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. In the summer of 2018 Chris was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Agricultural Law.

He advises client in rural property law including buying, selling and leasing all types of rural property, farming partnerships, as well as Wills and succession planning. He provides specialist advice in relation to agricultural tenancies, renewable energy projects, servitudes and sporting rights.

He adopts a no nonsense approach to resolving problems and achieving clients’ goals. Chris advises public and private sector clients and banks on a wide range of issues focussed on the rural sector. He heads up the group dealing with agricultural security work.

Chris is a member of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association and Secretary of the Central Scotland Agricultural Valuers’ Association


Accreditations

Chambers Leading Individual 2018 Ranked in Legal 500 2017 Accredited Specialist in Agricultural Law


Christopher Lindley's Blog Entries

Drones: Taking Farming to New Heights?

The recent explosion in the popularity of drones has not escaped the agricultural world, with many farmers recognising the benefits that…


Posted on 20th February 2017

Tenant Amnesty or Confusion?

What is known as the Amnesty for Tenant’s improvements set out on sections 112 to 118 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 will…


Posted on 19th December 2016

Transparency and Land Ownership Consultation

Thorntons is encouraging those involved in the rural sector to respond to the Transparency in land ownership in Scotland consultation…


Posted on 24th October 2016



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