Legal firm Anderson Strathern has added to its Rural Land & Business team with the hire of rural partner Linsey Barclay-Smith from Morton Fraser. 

Accredited as an agricultural law specialist by the Law Society of Scotland, and a board member of the south east committee of Scottish Land & Estates, Ms Barclay-Smith brings expertise in all aspects of rural and agricultural work, including agricultural tenancies, farms, estates, country houses, crofting, property development, forestry, energy, diversification, and fishing and minerals. 

Anne Chapman, partner and department manager for Rural Land & Business at Anderson Strathern, commented: “Linsey brings a wealth of experience to our team, technical expertise, strong related contacts and networks in Scotland, across the UK and internationally, and shares our approach to client focus. The laws and regulations governing the rural sector are evolving rapidly, including around continuing land reform, and it’s great to have Linsey on board to strengthen our offering.”