Susie Murray, a solicitor with the rural services team at Stephens Scown, has become one of just a handful of lawyers in the country to be awarded a fellowship of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA).
Murray, who has specialised in agricultural property and rural land issues for many years, has had her expertise in all legal matters relating to rural business formally recognised, having passed the ALA’s inaugural Fellowship examination.
She joins an elite of just 23 lawyers nationwide who have earned what is the ALA’s highest specialist qualification.
Murray, who qualified in 2003, said: “Being awarded a fellowship of the ALA means I can offer clients a much wider range of skills covering any legal issue they might encounter in the agricultural sector.”
The ALA is the UK’s leading independent organisation which deals with all matters relating to rural business. Its membership includes lawyers, surveyors, accountants, bankers and farm business consultants.