Andrew is a Partner and Head of the Rural Property group.
Areas of work:
- land and property
- agricultural law
- land reform
- leasing rural property
- sporting rights
- rectification of title
Andrew Linehan has many years of extensive experience in the Rural sector, including advising a wide range of farms and estates on property matters, both at transactional and strategic levels.
Liaising closely with our Private Client Partners, Andrew recognises the importance of understanding both ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ consequences of any instruction before instructions are put into action. Given ever rising asset values and tax complexities, getting the tax planning and succession aspects of any instruction right adds real value for clients.
Andrew also brings a particular interest in ensuring that the structural aspects of both transactions and the operational and trading side of clients’ affairs are optimised.
Andrew works with a range of other advisers including land agents, accountants and bankers across Scotland to deliver the best outcomes possible for clients. Andrew is always keen to meet clients on their property to better understand their affairs.
As one of a small number of lawyers in this Sector who are Accredited as specialists in Agricultural Law by the Law Society of Scotland, Andrew has significant experience in agricultural tenancies – acting for both landlords and tenants – and has advised extensively in this practice area.
In 2021 Andrew was appointed as Legal Advisor to the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association (SAAVA) following his previous role as Secretary and Legal Advisor of the regional South of Scotland and Border Valuers Association for 11 years.
In 2022 Andrew became the first lawyer in Scotland to qualify for Fellowship of the Association of Agricultural Valuers.
Professional Memberships and Accreditations
- Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers’ Association (SAAVA)
- Agricultural Law Association
- South of Scotland and Border Valuers Association
- Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Agricultural Law since 2014.
- Ranked as a 'Leading Individual' in the rural sector by The Legal 500 UK – the guide to leading lawyers in the UK.
Andrew is a respected voice within the Rural sector and has written extensively on Agricultural Law for a range of publications, including the Journal of the Agricultural Law Association and the Journal of the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association.