We are an independent firm of Solicitors and Estate Agents located across three offices in Forres, Nairn and Inverness. Established in 1829, the Firm has a well established tradition of serving clients throughout the North of Scotland and beyond.  Learn more ›

What we do

Agriculture, Estates & Crofting
Agriculture, estates & crofting

Agriculture, Estates & Crofting

With roots going back to 1829, we have long-standing connections with owners and occupiers of land. We are proud to have continued a tradition of being able to represent the farming and crofting communities whether it be landlord, tenant or owner/occupier not only in dealing with conventional issues but those evolving as a result of modern farming and diversification practices.

Capital Tax Planning
Capital tax planning

Capital Tax Planning

With significant cross-over for clients with commercial and land-related interests, we are able to offer an integrated approach to capital tax planning and trust issues.

Company and Commercial
Company & commercial

Company & Commercial

The Firm has been involved in a broad range of commercial opportunities from sole businesses, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships and principally limited companies.

Dispute Resolution
Dispute resolution

Dispute Resolution

For many clients, the time, costs, stress and unpredictability of going to court can be major factors in trying to seek alternative means of resolving disputes.

Employment Law
Employment law

Employment Law

The firm offers advice to individuals and employers in dispute on the ever-changing law in relation to employment.

Family Law
Family law

Family Law

The firm can offer expertise in all legal issues surrounding the family following separation or divorce.

Land Development
Land development

Land Development

We offer strategic pre-disposal planning, negotiations of both purchase and sales of land, remediation, utility provision, and other coordination of development opportunities.

Litigation
Litigation

Litigation

The Firm is involved in a broad range of litigation matters involving the Court of Session, Sheriff Courts, the Scottish Land Court and Tribunals.

Planning and Environment
Planning & environmental

Planning & Environment

As issues such climate change and the protection of biodiversity become increasingly central to public policy, advising and representing clients in sustainable development issues becomes more integral to our work.

Property Law
Property law

Property Law

Be it residential property in town or country, commercial property, development land, estate, farm or croft, the Firm has the expertise, experience and local knowledge to handle even the most complex of property matters.

Renewable Energy
Renewable energy

Renewable Energy

Since the late 1990's, the Firm has represented clients in a range of renewable energy issues relating principally to wind and hydro energy.

Trusts, Wills and Executries
Trusts, wills & executries

Trusts, Wills & Executries

Our Trust Department handles private client work including capital tax and strategic planning, will preparation, powers of attorney, executry administration, trust administration and wealth management.

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The High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013
The High Hedges (S) Act 2013 comes into force on 1 April 2014.

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