ALA & Scottish Land Commission – Mediation in the Tenant Farming Sector

Thursday 10 September 2020



This event will now take place on Thursday, 10 September 2020.



The Scottish Land Commission and the Agricultural Law Association, in association with Scottish Mediation, invite you to a unique training event: a mock mediation to try to resolve a waygoing from an agricultural holding.

The event will be introduced by Jon Robertson (Turcan Connell) and Bob McIntosh (Tenant Farming Commissioner).

In our mock scenario, Pamela Lyall, Mediator, and Lindsay Burley, Mediator, Eskhill and Co, have been instructed as mediators and will work with the Landlord and the Tenant to try to reach a mutually acceptable outcome. Robin Burley, Eskhill and Co, will host the mock mediation and enable delegates to ask questions as the process unfolds.

Those participating in the mock mediation for the Landlord and for the Tenant are:

Landlord’s representative – David Johnstone, Scottish Land & Estates;

Landlord’s solicitor – Heather Bruce, Turcan Connell;

Landlord’s land agent – Gordon Kerr, Savills.

General Partner of Tenant – Christopher Nicholson, STFA;

Tenant’s solicitor – Hamish Lean, Shepherd+ Wedderburn; and

Tenant’s land agent – Tom Oates, youngsRPS.

Papers prepared by Jamie Whittle, R & R Urquhart

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt, QC will provide a summary of mediation outcomes and concluding remarks



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