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Gail Watt

Senior Associate


Gail is a Senior Associate within the Agricultural Law and Rural Property team in the Private Client department.

Throughout her career Gail has acted for a diverse client base ranging from developers and landowners (including some of Scotland's largest landed estates) to funders and commercial organisations.

Her experience, gained in general chamber, commercial practice and in-house environments, includes the purchase, sale and lease of all types of rural property. Gail also has considerable experience advising on the development of renewable energy projects across Scotland.

Gail is a founder member of Women in Renewable Energy Scotland (WiRES) and is the current Chair of their Steering Group.  She is a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Energy Law Reform Committee, a Notary Public and also a mentor with both the Law Society of Scotland and the WiRES mentoring programmes. 

Gail is a member of the newly formed Scottish Government Simplification Task Force. The Task Force will advise on measures aimed at simplifying the farm and rural support system and processes: (1) under the current legislative framework; (2) up to 2024 within the transition period; and (3) on future policy changes to deliver simplified processes in the period post 2024.

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What our clients and peers say

Senior associate, Gail Watt is an ‘up and coming legal wizard’

Legal 500 2018/19


Publications and Presentations

June 2015
Presentation at the European Commission and International Renewable Energy Agency