Like some of the poultry on show, category sponsor law firm Ledingham Chalmers is something of a rare breed.
According to the Legal 500 directory, which compiles impartial, third-party law firm opinions: The team has “a breadth of experience and knowledge of their legal area but are willing to think out of the box.”
Well established in the sector, and as a regular industry commentator on topics such as succession and food security, the firm knows the rural market inside-out.
In practice that means helping clients, like you, protect and strengthen your rural business by advising on restructuring, land ownership, tax matters, diversification and effective succession planning, together with more specialised matters such as renewable energy, sporting rights, planning, equestrian law and dispute resolution.
Four partners lead the team: Linda Tinson and Jim Drysdale in Stirling, Hazel Moir in Aberdeen, and Inverness-based Gary Webster.
Gary joined the firm this April to grow its geographical reach for rural law into Moray and the north of Scotland.
Plus, there are two senior associates, one associate and three senior solicitors working alongside the partners, as well as a trainee solicitor and consultant.
Ledingham Chalmers is the only practice in Scotland with offices in both the Thainstone Centre near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire — one of Europe’s largest livestock markets — and United Auctions’ Agricultural Centre in Stirling. It also has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness.
Why the Scottish Agricultural Show?
Ledingham Chalmers’ managing partner, Jennifer Young, said: “From the Royal Highland and Black Isle shows to Turriff and Caithness, to name only a few, we’re an established show season fixture. Every year we find these are a great way for us to have a really good catch up with clients and contacts.
“We had our usual jam-packed calendar planned for this year, but for obvious reasons these events aren’t taking place. So while we can’t meet in person, it makes sense to be involved in and support the next best thing.
“This virtual event will help shine a light on the strength, breadth, and diversity of the sector.”
Check out the Ledingham Chalmers website to find out more.
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