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Christopher Lindley

Partner | Perth

Land & Rural Business

Accredited Specialist in Agricultural Law

Chris specialises in rural property law including buying, selling and leasing all types of rural property.

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. Current transactions include farm and estate purchase and sale, business and succession planning, Land Reform and voluntary registration of farm and estate titles in the Land Register of Scotland.

Chris heads up the group dealing with agricultural security work. Chris is Secretary of the Central Scotland Agricultural Valuers’ Association.


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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