Significant experience working within the farming, property and rural property sectors


Stronachs has an impressive range of experience working with businesses operating across Scotland’s various agricultural and rural industries, including diversification projects which are key to the future of landowners, estates, energy companies, manufacturers and food and drink producers.

We support a variety of businesses within the farming and rural property sectors, advising on a range of legal issues such as estate management, leasing, purchase/sale (including sale of land for development), wayleaves, financing and employment.

Our client base includes farm and estate owners, family-run companies and partnerships, developers of renewable energy projects (wind farms, biomass heat and power and micro-hydro) as well as traditional agricultural producers and manufacturers nationwide.

Alongside our colleagues in the corporate, commercial property, employment and private client teams, we advise on a wide range of rural property transactions, project finance, re-structuring of business entities and community trusts. Continuous changes in tax regulation bring new challenges to rural businesses every year; our private client team have significant experience in this area, working closely with family-run enterprises and advising on succession and tax planning.   

Across all teams we provide the support and advice needed for all aspects of rural business and landholding.


Commercial land and property transactions

All manner of property transactions including purchases, sales, wayleaves, servitudes, sale of land for development, leases, options, asset transfers, sporting rights, forestry and fishings.

Private Client and Estate Planning


Drawing on expertise from across the firm to provide advice on renewable projects, whether you are a developer, landowner or funder.

Corporate Support


Advice and support in relation to all matters regarding employees.

Banking and finance


Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Liz Stewart

Partner, Commercial Property
T: 01224 845 859
M: 07587 034 705

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Partner, Head of Private Client
T: 01224 845 858
M: 07884 658 473

David Marshall

Partner, Agriculture
T: 01224 845 945
M: 07741 271 694

Rural News & Insights

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Cybersecurity for Professional Services : Breakfast Seminars with Mitigo Cybersecurity

Aberdeen : 28 Albyn Place at 8am on 21 Nov 2023

Inverness : The Kingsmills Hotel at 8am on 22 Nov 2023

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 UK Guides 2024

October 23, 2023

The 2024 editions of Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK and Legal 500 UK have been launched, with Stronachs LLP being recognised in both.  The two annual reviews of the UK’s legal market rank the leading firms and lawyers in Scotland.

CPI Award – Deborah Law

August 28, 2023

Deborah Law, partner in the dispute resolution team, has been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). Deborah was one of eight candidates from England, Scotland and Wales to earn a merit and was ranked first of the Scottish candidates.

Employment Law Accreditation

August 24, 2023

We are pleased to share that the Law Society of Scotland has accredited partner, Anya Duncan. She joins her fellow partner, David Chalmers as an Accredited Specialist in Employment Law.