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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Peter Misselbrook

Peter Misselbrook

Head of Rural Property


  • Real Estate

WSG Practice Industries



Peter is a highly experienced real estate lawyer with particular expertise in the rural, agricultural and farming sector. Rural Scotland represents 95% of the land area and around a fifth of the population. His experience and client portfolio reflects the diversity of this vibrant economic sector. An established name in rural legal circles, Peter acts for number of large estate owners and farmers, commercial operators, investors, developers, landlords, tenants and for a medium size gaming home group. He also acts as the lead solicitor for Invercauld Estates and the Royal Highland and Agricultural society of Scotland.

Peter is a former Chairman of The British Association for Shooting and Conservation and President of the European Hunters Association and has held outside appointments with the Home Office and with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. 
Admitted in Scotland.


Five Things a Buyer of a Rural Property Needs to Know
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2019

Scotland’s countryside offers a vast range of property investment options, from houses and cottages to farms and country estates. However, when buying a rural property it is important to consider various issues that may be taken for granted in the purchase of a property in an urban area. 1...

Rights of Access vs Right to Privacy
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2019

The public rights of access on and over land, enshrined in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, have now been around for almost 14 years. They allow all members of the public a responsible right of access on and across land and inland water throughout the country, often informally referred to as the right to roam. Certain parts of land may be excluded from the rights of access under the Act: restrictions may be allowed, for example, due to planned forestry operations...

Cabin Fever: Return of the Hut
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2018

Not-for-profit Reforesting Scotland’s "Thousand Huts" campaign has spearheaded the regrowth of the hutting community, previously almost entirely eradicated by increasingly strict building regulations. The new Building (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 sets out the framework for ecologically sustainable hut development. What is a Hut? A hut must be a single storey building used as recreational accommodation...

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