Robert Andrew Scott-Dempster > Gillespie Macandrew LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Work Department

Land and Rural Business


Robert is head of the firm’s Land and Rural Business team. His main area of practice lies in agriculture and landed estates, rural businesses, renewable energy, ownership structures and capital taxation. He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in agricultural law.


Trained Murray Beith Murray; joined Gillespie Macandrew in 2002, partner 2003.
Current directorships include director of Atlantic Salmon Trust.
Robert is the the chairman of Scottish Land & Estates Legal and Taxation Committee


Marlborough College; Edinburgh University (1990 LLB Hons).


Fishing, golf, climbing.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Leading individuals)

Robert Scott-DempsterGillespie Macandrew LLP

Gillespie Macandrew LLP regular acts on both sides of major land transactions which include aspects such as access disputes, contentious employment issues and disputes over the value of land. The practice, which is led by Robert Scott-Dempster, is also notable for the advisory service it provides the Land Commission in terms of regulating the relationship between landlords and farm tenants. Associate Viktoria Wahle advises on security transactions for relating to rural property and also acts for landowners and developers on renewable energy developments.