Matthew Barclay

Edinburgh Office
Matthew is a partner in the Agricultural & Rural team in the Edinburgh office.

Clients find Matthew approachable and easy to communicate with. He is pragmatic and finds solutions to get transactions done without unnecessary complications. He gives advice to clients in a clear way, setting out options.

Matthew is from farming stock having grown up on a family farm in Berwickshire, providing him with a solid understanding on the pressures which face rural businesses. 

Membership & Awards
Law Society of Scotland

Business Expertise

Matthew advises a wide variety of private clients in connection with all matters relating to rural property, including the purchase and sale of Farms and Estates, voluntary registrations of title, commercial and agricultural leasing, forestry, crofting, renewables and security work.


Public Sector Expertise

Matthew acts for a wide range of public sector organisations (from Local Authorities to Governmental Bodies) in relation to rural property interests in Scotland, in particular in relation to all aspects of agricultural leasing and crofting matters.