Stuart is based in our Rural Property & Business team, advising on all aspects of rural property transactions, including the sale and purchase of farms; forestry matters; and renewable energy projects. He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in agricultural law and regularly advises both landowners and tenants on agricultural tenancy matters.
Stuart has a particular focus on the sale and purchase of large estate, forestry and agricultural properties, as well as the ongoing management of such properties, which requires him to advise clients on a wide range of property matters and commercial contracts. Stuart is recognised as an expert in renewable and green energy matters, including the sale and purchase of carbon units arising from woodland planting and peatland restoration projects.
His practice also comprises advising on refinances and development matters in rural settings, including commercial properties and residential developments.
Stuart also has extensive experience in charity and community matters, having acted in a number of high profile community acquisitions and projects.