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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Peter Misselbrook

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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Rural Business and Renewables


Peter is a highly experienced real estate lawyer with particular expertise in the rural, agricultural and farming sector.  Rural Scotland represents 95% of the land area and around a fifth of the population.  His experience and client portfolio reflects the diversity of this vibrant economic sector. An established name in rural legal circles, Peter acts for number of large estate owners and farmers, commercial operators, investors, developers, landlords, tenants and for a medium size Nursing home group. He also acts as the lead solicitor for Invercauld Estates and the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.

Peter is a former Chairman of The British Association for Shooting and Conservation and President of the European Hunters Association and has held outside appointments with the Home Office and with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.


1976 to 1979 Solicitor (from 1978), Maclay Murray & Spens, Solicitors, 1981 to 1996 Partner, J & A Hastie SSC, 1996 to 2014 Partner, Tods Murray LLP,  2014 to date Consultant, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP.


The British Association of Shooting and Conservation, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Land and Estates, CONFOR, RHASS.


University of Dundee (1975 LLB).

Scotland: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s team stands out for its ability to ‘speak a language that agricultural clients understand’ in its advice on a variety of complex rural matters that includes transactional work, in addition to business support and renewable energy projects. Peter Misselbrook leads the practice and acts for a number of large estate owners and farmers, with a particular expertise on hunting matters. Misselbrook advised the Invercauld Estates on the sale of one of its grouse moors, in a transaction that involved an amendment and re-grant of the client’s sporting agreement and issues regarding access and overlapping historic estate titles. ‘KnowledgeableRichard Leslie advised the Lothian Family Trust on the sale of agricultural land in the Scottish Borders, which required contractual arrangements to safeguard a Roman road on the estate. Hugh Smith is assisting Brookfield Renewable with securing Option Agreements over potential compensatory planting areas in order to comply with Scottish Forestry Commission obligations. The team expanded in April 2017 with the recruitment of Hamish Lean from Stronachs LLP, who is recommended for his ‘strength in finding practical solutions’.

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