Jim Drysdale > Ledingham Chalmers LLP > Stirling, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Ledingham Chalmers LLP
SUITE A3
STIRLING AGRICULTURAL CENTRE
STIRLING
FK9 4RN
Scotland

Work Department

Rural.

Position

Partner in rural unit specialising in all aspects of agricultural and rural law, including business structures, purchases, sales, leasing, forestry, salmon fisheries and sportings, land use and management including diversification, development and minerals, renewable energy, wind and hydro, and coalbed methane gas. Also an environmental lawyer of 30 years’ experience. Also advises on trusts and tax and financial planning and involved in advising family businesses on the broad range of issues affecting them. He is a trustee of several family trusts and through them is involved in various family businesses.

Career

Qualified 1982; apprentice Brodies 1979-81; QA Murray Beith & Murray 1981-83; QA J & F Anderson (now Anderson Strathern) 1983, becoming a partner in 1986; joined Ledingham Chalmers as partner August 2013. University of Glasgow certificate in environment law; accredited specialist in agricultural law.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Agricultural Law Association; Writer to the Signet; UKELA; Law Society Rural Affairs Committee (Convener).

Education

Winchester College; University of Aberdeen (1978 LLB).

Leisure

Outdoor pursuits.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Leading individuals)

Jim DrysdaleLedingham Chalmers LLP

The practice at Ledingham Chalmers LLP handles farming business restructurings, agricultural tenancy matters, farm and estate sales, while also acting for lenders on high-value security transactions. Key members of the team include Hazel Moir, who has decades of transactional experience; Linda Tinson, who draws on her experience as a partner in a farming business; and Jim Drysdale, a Law Society accredited specialist in agricultural law.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Ledingham Chalmers LLP‘s team has particular experience of onshore wind farms, where it generally acts for landowners. It also acts for landowners and developers on hydro schemes. Peter Murray and Jim Drysdale are the joint heads of the practice.