In 2016 Gebbie & Wilson, Solicitors, Strathaven celebrated a significant milestone, for they have been serving private and farming clients in Lanarkshire and beyond for 200 years.

While much has changed in the last two centuries, the firm has retained at its heart a commitment to providing an excellent and comprehensive service to their agricultural clients and their families. With increasing regulation faced by farmers, as well as potential diversification opportunities such as renewable energy production, property development or leisure activities, Gebbie & Wilson remain  committed to ensuring  clients receive the best advice to maximise their opportunities.

Significantly, the firm strengthened the support it provides in the rural sector with the appointment in 2013 of Laura Boswell as an Associate dealing with Agricultural Law. Laura has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in agricultural law, and she is the only such specialist practising in the Lanarkshire area.

Having built a strong reputation for over ten years working in the agricultural and rural property sector,  Laura has brought to Gebbie & Wilson experience ranging  from the purchase and sale of large estates, farms, forests and country houses, to advising on complex title issues, windfarm agreements, agricultural tenancy and crofting rights.

It has to be recognised that plans have to be made for the future, not least for farmers.  We all have similar concerns about getting older, our personal and business affairs, and settling on succession plans. Gebbie & Wilson has a wealth of experience and knowledge  to guide you to a happier, well prepared and more settled future, and can advise on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax planning and succession plans for farming businesses. Jan Bayley joined the Private Client team at the firm in August last year, having specialised in the field of Private Client law for over 20 years, and serving clients in the Lanarkshire area for all but three of those years. Jan is also an experienced tutor in Private Client on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde.

The team at Gebbie & Wilson continues to grow, building on its long established and well respected reputation as a local firm dedicated to providing  clients with the sort of service that we would all wish to receive when dealing with our personal business—sound advice, good communication and accessibility – but with a personal touch.

Existing clients and those seeking advice from the team of specialists at Gebbie & Wilson can arrange an appointment by calling 01357 520082