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Lesley Mearns

Partner | Perth, Cupar

Land & Rural Business

With considerable experience in agricultural law and rural conveyancing generally, Lesley’s clients know they can rely on her for advice that delivers results.

Her wide skill set covers a broad range of areas, including: the purchase and sale of farms and rural properties including plot purchase and sales and creation of title conditions; guidance around agricultural tenancies, including rent reviews, Resumption Notices, Renunciation negotiations, preparation of 1991 Act Tenancies, Short Limited Duration Tenancies and Limited Duration Tenancies; Business Succession planning particularly of family farming businesses; Renewable Energy projects; Forestry purchase and sales; Exclusivity Agreements, Servitudes and Option and Lease Agreements.

Lesley Mearns's Blog Entries

Scottish Beavers Declared a Protected Species

On 1 May beavers received legal protection in Scotland as a European protected species, meaning lethal control can only be carried out…

Posted on 14th May 2019

Livestock Worrying – Proposed Protection of Livestock (Scotland) Bill

In Scotland, the public benefits from the right to enjoy and access the countryside, but over recent years this has been partnered with an…

Posted on 8th April 2019

The Acceleration of Voluntary Registration of Title

Most rural landowners in Scotland will already be well aware of the Scottish Government’s target to complete the registration of title for…

Posted on 28th September 2018

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