Richard is an experienced property lawyer and specialises in advising clients in the rural and renewables sectors.
He advises on the purchase and sale of rural property including estates, farms, crofts and country houses, agricultural leases, wind farms, hydro-electric and telecommunication mast leases, mineral prospecting leases and all aspects of law relating to land outwith urban areas. Richard prefers to meet clients on their own “patch” to gain a greater understanding of their business and legal requirements.
Richard has a particular interest and experience in all aspects of environmental work including renewable energy projects, nature conservation and contaminated land issues and he has acted in over twenty-five wind farm projects and a number of hydro-electric schemes.
In chambers and Partners 2015 client feedback included "He was responsive, alert and gave good advice. I will continue to use him for all our activity in Scotland".
Admitted in Scotland.