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Linsey Barclay-Smith


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Linsey is an Accredited Specialist in Agricultural Law and Partner in our Agricultural and Rural team, based in our Edinburgh office.

Linsey is involved in a broad range of rural property matters regarding individual landowners and farmers to institutional clients. But also in business, the public sector, banking and finance and with individuals and families.

Business expertise

Linsey has provided advice to other legal firms providing extra support in more complex rural matters ranging from clawback arrangements to advising on agricultural tenancy matters.

Linsey not only specialises in Rural Property, which includes farms and estates, and renewable energy projects but also has a particular interest in property Law.

Individuals and Families expertise

Linsey acts for a wide variety of clients, including private individuals and landowners, estate owners, farmers, agribusinesses, charities, Public Sector bodies and lenders.

Previously working with the Scottish Office, and was subsequently Deputy Director of Professional Practice at the Law Society of Scotland, where she had a particular interest in the Conveyancing Committee and in property law reform.

Linsey has considerable experience advising on a broad range of rural property matters specialising in the sale, purchase and letting of rural land and property, including woodlands, farms and estates, large country houses, telecoms and renewable energy projects involving  wind and hydro.

Linsey has a track record of getting to the heart of the problem through years of experience and knowing the right questions to ask. She is rigorous and tenacious in support of her clients and works hard to maintain good relations all round so that the deal is done to the satisfaction of all parties.

What our clients and peers say: 

Recommended in the authoritative Legal 500 for both 2016 and 2017, Linsey is described as ‘determined and imaginative’ and as a specialist ‘whose practice includes rural property, renewable energy and public sector work, and who is noted for her ability to ‘manage and delegate work to ensure prompt service’.

Legal 500

Linsey Barclay-Smith is a recent addition to the firm's agricultural and rural property group, bringing expertise in farming tenancies and partnerships. "She is very energetic, very diligent and has a can-do attitude," reports a client.

Chamber 2020

Recent Content by Linsey Barclay-Smith

31 Aug 2020

When is an Agricultural lease not an Agricultural lease?

The question is almost an oxymoron but in the commercial world it can be extremely important!
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10 Jun 2020

Honeybees – Our Flying Friends.

For a number of years now, Morton Fraser has sponsored the Honey Marquee at the Royal Highland Show.  The Honey Marquee is run by the Scottish...
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Law Society Accredited SpecialistChamber 2020