I have been practising law for 40 years or so and in that time I have enjoyed dealing with a wide range of mostly farming clients throughout Scotland, providing an enthusiastic legal service for them at their kitchen table. I deal with farm purchases and sales, structuring farm businesses in a tax-efficient manner, landlord / tenant reviews etc and property disputes.
In 2012 I was honoured to be appointed a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies, the first and only solicitor to be so recognised.
30 years ago I was co-founder of Ayrshire Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club (now 360 members) and this is the focal point of one of my main hobbies – vintage tractors. I have also been Secretary of Dalry and Kilwinning Agricultural Discussion Society for over 30 years
I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and demonstrating to them how not to play golf! My ambition is to witness Scotland win a Grand Slam, but I’d settle for becoming a scratch golfer. I’m not sure which is less likely!