‘A Practical Introduction to Drafting Wills for Farmers in Scotland’ by Lydia Fotheringham


Paperback: 978-1-914608-22-3
Published: August 2022
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This practical guide is an introduction to drafting wills for farmers in Scotland. It covers the main issues which arise in practice in a clear and concise manner. It should be of interest to solicitors working in agricultural law who wish to learn more about will drafting and solicitors dealing with private client work who wish to learn more about the specifics of drafting wills for farmers.


Lydia Fotheringham is a partner of Anderson Beaton Lamond Solicitors  in Perth where she maintains a strong base of farming clients. A solicitor with 25 years’ experience, she is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Agricultural Law. Lydia is described in Chambers 2020 as “pragmatic and sensible in her approach.


Chapter One – Introduction
Chapter Two – Intestacy
Chapter Three – Identifying Problem Areas
Chapter Four – Preliminary Information
Chapter Five – Structure of the Will
Chapter Six – Executors
Chapter Seven – Legal Rights
Chapter Eight – Tenancies
Chapter Nine – Partnerships
Chapter Ten – Other Farming Assets
Chapter Eleven – Inheritance Tax Reliefs
Chapter Twelve – Providing for the Non-Farming Child
Chapter Thirteen – Other Considerations
Chapter Fourteen – A Worked Example
Appendix One – Style Will Based on Chapter 14 Example
Appendix Two – Style Discharge of Legal Rights
Appendix Three – Style Partnership Agreement Clause – Heritable Property
Appendix Four – Checklist – Will for Farmer
Appendix Five – Style Clauses for Power of Attorney