Susan Law > Lindsays > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Lindsays
CALEDONIAN EXCHANGE
19A CANNING STREET
EDINBURGH
EH3 8HE
Scotland
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Work Department

Rural Services

Position

Susan is a partner in the Rural Property department based in Edinburgh. She is involved in all aspects of Rural Property and Planning Law, with a particular focus on development matters. She has a background in commercial matters acting for rural clients, including acting for both land owners and developers, which means she can provide complete advice to her clients on both the preferred course of action from the landowner’s perspective, as well as anticipating issues developers may have and addressing them at an early stage.

Working closely with developers has provided Susan with experience in planning law and she acts for land owners in development matters, including a mixed use development for one of the first major planning applications in the Highlands. She also deals with option and promotion agreements for both landowner and developer.

Susan also acts for land owners in renewable energy projects, including wind farms and biomass. She also has experience acting for landlords and tenants in lease transactions and has built up expertise in the property requirements associated with liquor licensing. She acts for Tony Singh, having acted for Oloroso in the disposal of this high profile restaurant.

Career

Trained Skene Edwards, qualified 2002, partner Lindsays 2013. Skene Edwards 2000-03; Lindsays 2003-present; assistant Solicitor 2003 – March 2006; Lindsays associate solicitor April 2006 – December 2007; Lindsays senior associate January 2008 – March 2010; Lindsays director April 2010 – December 2012; Lindsays partner January 2013 to present.

Memberships

Law Society of Scotland; Women in Property.

Education

Mackie Academy, Stonehaven; University of Aberdeen (LLP Hons 2:1 1999); University of Aberdeen (Dip LP 2000).

Leisure

Reading, family, swimming.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Lindsays‘ rural services practice has a long track record handling large, landed estates matters, specialising in agricultural tenancies, crofting law and renewable energy projects. The firm is also well equipped to advise on clan law, feudal dignities and heraldic law, with practice head Michael Yellowlees being the key contact here. Susan Law is regularly instructed by landowner and developer clients to assist with renewable energy projects. Senior associate Eilidh Robertson and associate Lewis Crofts are other key members of the team. Tim Macdonald left the firm in December 2022 and is now at Anderson Strathern.