Graeme Nisbet > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
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Graeme is Head of our Rural Team and Project Partner for a number of the firm’s key clients including Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), NatureScot, Scottish Forestry and Cairngorms National Park Authority.

He and his 15-strong Rural Team are not only specialists in the law but have a deep understanding of the commercial opportunities which arise in Scotland’s thriving modern rural communities – acting for estate, farming and woodland owners, including private landowners and tenants, public bodies and community groups.

As Project Partner, Graeme has worked with FLS since 2008, providing advice on a variety of sensitive and/or strategic matters in addition to leading the team of solicitors providing property and land management advice to FLS.

Graeme represents a wide range of rural landowners and tenants advising on acquisitions and disposals, leases, land management agreements, farm-based AD plants, natural capital investments and carbon capture agreements.

In addition, Graeme also remains Client Relationship Partner for a number of commercial clients with large property portfolios, providing advice on property matters, including acquisitions, disposals, development, leasing, estate management and property finance.


LLB (Hons) NP

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Harper Macleod LLP has ‘huge breadth of knowledge and experience’ in the rural sector and handles land registration issues, crofting, and landed estate matters. Acting as part of its energy and natural resources group, the team handles forestry transactions and renewable energy projects for leading clients including Forestry and Land Scotland and NatureScot. Practice head Graeme Nisbet advises on diversification projects and agricultural tenancies. Calum MacLeod in Inverness is the contact for community ownership work. Glasgow based associate Tom Gray is ‘genuinely excellent‘ according to clients and is the key contact for forestry and estate purchases.