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New Director joins Blackadders’ Rural Team 

Posted: 22nd October 2020

Legal firm Blackadders has further strengthened its Rural Land and Business team with the appointment of a highly regarded expert in rural land law. Philip Buchan takes up the director role.

Originally from Angus, Philip specialises in the sale and acquisition of estates, forests, farms, salmon fishings and country houses and he advises clients on all aspects of countryside matters from water supply rights to diversification projects.

Philip Buchan joins Blackadders’ rural team as a director 

He joins Blackadders from Anderson Strathern and will be based in the Edinburgh office.

Partner and Head of the Rural Land and Business Team at Blackadders, Petra Grunenberg, said: “We are delighted to welcome Philip to our team and look forward to working with him. He is an experienced lawyer and the breadth of his knowledge of the sector will further strengthen the service offering to our clients from our central belt offices and add to the team’s growing reputation throughout Scotland”.

A member of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA), Philip has worked across a number of rural areas in Scotland. Starting his career in Dumfries & Galloway, he went on to work in Aberdeenshire and Moray and is now based in Pencaitland, by Haddington in East Lothian.

Philip advises landowners, farmers, conservationists and sporting enthusiasts and he has acted in a number of major Scottish acquisition deals, including commercials forests.

He said: “Blackadders provide quality legal advice that supports the whole of a rural business. They understand the rural sector and have the expertise to guide rural businesses on every aspect of their operation, for value. I am looking forward to being part of the team.”

A keen cyclist, angler and golfer, Philip graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a Bachelor of Law and the University of Edinburgh with a Diploma in Legal Practice.

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