Robert Scott-DempsterPartner, Head of Land and Rural Business
Robert is the Head of our Land and Rural team.
He is an accredited specialist by the Law Society of Scotland and his main area of practice lies in agriculture and landed estates, rural businesses, renewable energy, ownership structures, capital taxation and succession.
Robert has acted in some of Scotland's most high profile transactions and has first-hand experience of dealing with community and crofting community purchases, acting for both private individuals and communities. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on agriculture and rural affairs as well as providing regular legal opinion pieces for both legal and industry publications.
Robert is Chairman of Scottish Land & Estates Legal and Taxation Committee and a Scottish committee member of the Agricultural Law Association. He is also a director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust.
The legal directories sources consider Robert to be extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of rural property law, from sporting issues to agricultural law, and he has a very calm, measured approach to everything."
Robert leverages his considerable property expertise in acting for both private and institutional landowners. A source notes that he has "very in-depth knowledge of the rural sector and is able to provide simple, clear advice."