Kirsty Macpherson > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
Capital Square
58 Morrison Street

Work Department

Renewable energy.


Kirsty has a wide range of expertise in energy projects (both large and small), commercial property and strategic land.

Her experience spans a number of key areas in Scottish Property law with over 20 years of experience in onshore and offshore wind, hydro, solar, biomass and anaerobic digestion plants acting for either developers or landowners on numerous complex projects with a particular specialism in crofting and renewables. She has talked at numerous seminars on the topic of Crofting and Renewables and has built a niche expertise in this area. Kirsty has expertise in the secondary market buying and selling renewable assets and manages a team delivering on rural purchases and sales, ongoing management work and strategic land. In addition Kirsty acts for a number of landed estates and rural businesses working closely with them involving succession planning, renewables, developments and ongoing management work. Kirsty and her team strive to deliver a service which cuts through legal jargon with practical, commercially–focused advice.


Trained Tods Murray 1998-2002; Gillespie Macandrew 2002-15 (partner 2007-15); joined Brodies 2015.


Millburn Academy, Inverness; University of New Hampshire (BA 1988); Aberdeen University, (LLB 1997).


Sailing; fishing; hill-walking.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Kirsty Macpherson Brodies LLP

Acting for a broad range of clients including developers, operators, overseas utilities, landowners, investors and contractors, the practice at Brodies LLP offers specialist expertise across the range of renewable energies, from hydro and wind farming to solar and bioenergy. Particularly strong advising the independent power producer (IPP) sector, the team is co-headed by Keith Patterson, who leads on transactional work and the firm’s well regarded project finance capabilities. Kirsty Macpherson also leads the team and brings over 20 years of experience advising developers and landowners on renewables projects, with specialist knowledge regarding rural land crofting issues. Sarah-Jane McArthur is noted for her in-depth knowledge of renewable subsidy regimes and the wider regulatory environment, while managing associate Claire Reid has been involved in some of Scotland’s largest wind projects.