Specialist private client firm Murray Snell, part of the MacRoberts Group, has appointed Gail Clarke as an associate in its Estates, Forestry, Agriculture & Renewables team.

This appointment is part of the firm’s strategic plans to expand its practice throughout Scotland.

Ms Clarke, who was previously with Blackadders, advises landowners, farmers, developers, communities and commercial clients on land and forestry acquisitions and sales, agricultural law, farms and estates, sporting and fishing rights and minerals.

She also specialises in renewable energy matters and has expertise in wind farms, anaerobic digestion, solar and hydro projects.

John Macleod, Partner, Murray Snell commented: “We are delighted to welcome Gail to the firm. Her experience and expertise is first class and she will be able to offer our clients additional areas of legal expertise, particularly in relation to forestry and renewable energy projects.”

Gail Clarke added: “Joining a firm with the pedigree and quality of Murray Snell, backed by the strength and depth of MacRoberts, is a huge privilege and I look forward to adding to the exciting growth and development plans across Scotland.”