Our workplace law team provides the highest quality legal service, at competitive and affordable cost, to employers throughout Scotland.
We have worked with farmers, contractors, suppliers and their
insurers for many years, providing legal assistance across the full
range of our services. Our knowledge and understanding of the
agriculture sector is not limited to that of professional advisors.
Douglas Russell runs a farm himself and leads a skilled team
experienced in acting for clients in the industry. We appreciate
the distinctive nature of agriculture - the working environment,
the economic and regulatory constraints and particular practice and
procedures. We also understand the common causes of agriculture,
horticulture and equine claims.
Not only are our team skilled in handling the full spectrum of
agriculture claims, we have a range of experts available to us
specialising in machinery, animal behaviour, cattle penning and
Rankin v Lochhill Equestrian 2010. Mr Rankin
was injured by a tractor he chased down a hill which subsequently
ran him over. He argued that he had applied the parking brake but
the tractor was poorly maintained and the trailer overloaded. Our
successful defence at the Court of Session used witness evidence to
contradict this account and the Court was persuaded that the
parking brake had not in fact been applied. This being so, the case
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