Overview

Ross is a director in the real estate team, specialising in land and rural property. He is dual qualified to practise in Scotland and England and Wales. Ross’ clients include traditional landowners, farmers, family trusts and investors.

His wide-ranging rural expertise spans the purchase and sale of estates, farms, forestry, island properties, sporting rights and salmon fishings.

Ross also undertakes complex strategic land work advising on contracts associated with major projects regularly acting for consortia of landowners.

Ross’ expertise extends to renewables and he deals in all aspects of advising in relation to proposed and existing schemes.

Ross presents at professional events and is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the Crofting Law Group. Ross is also a Writer to Her Majesty's Signet and has recently been appointed as an external examiner to the University of Glasgow.

Experience
  • Acting for a purchaser in the acquisition of a large mixed use estate, bought for conservation purposes, subject to extremely tight timescales and praised by land agents for efficient handling and expert advice.
  • Acting for an institutional landowner on the disposal of a significant agricultural and residential investment estate comprising some 1,700 acres situated in the Midlands.
  • Acting for two family trusts in relation to ongoing performance under a completed hybrid agreement over land to the north west of Cardiff allocated for the development of 7,000 homes.
  • Advising a private investment management firm in relation to financing of 52.9 MW wind farm at Blackcraig, Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Acting funder-side on the project financing of a 26.65MW wind farm at Quixwood Moor, Berwickshire.