Gary Webster joins Ledingham Chalmers as partner in rural team

Gary Webster joins Ledingham Chalmers as partner in rural team

Gary Webster

Rural law specialist Gary Webster has joined Ledingham Chalmers in Inverness.

Expanding its geographical reach for this discipline into Moray and the north of Scotland, Mr Webster joined as partner from another legal practice in the city today.

Mr Webster’s appointment comes in the wake of two promotions in Aberdeen. Emma Somerville from the family law team has been promoted to senior associate, while private client senior solicitor Dara Kinloch makes the move up to associate.

Mr Webster, a former Peterhead Academy pupil and graduate of the University of Aberdeen, has extensive experience in the agricultural and rural sectors with a strong background in areas including agricultural tenancies, crofting law and rural business restructuring and succession.

He said: “Ledingham Chalmers has always been a firm with a great reputation. And I’m joining the team there at what is a crucial time for the rural sector. Beyond immediate challenges with coronavirus, we’re looking ahead to what happens when we leave the EU.”

Chairman and partner Jennifer Young said: “Gary’s experience, particularly in the crofting sector, is an excellent fit for our team, and I’m certain he will play an integral part in helping our clients strengthen and protect their businesses regardless of the economic and political backdrop.”

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