Law is not boring…

I do not think law is boring. It covers everything from embryo to exhumation. It regulates the air we breathe, the food and drink we consume, our employment , education , health and  property . But if I were to refer you to Section 19 of The Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 you may be forgiven for believing law dull.

But this little piece of legislation is extremely important and essential for the protection of the beloved corncrake now probably only found on the Western Isles of Scotland and Orkney. The corncrake is a brown streaked bird with bright chestnut wings , a short deep bill and strong legs and feet ,ideal for thrusting through tall vegetation where they live. In fact corncrakes are reluctant to emerge from the rough vegetation and so are more often heard than seen, the male singing with a distinctive rasp used to attract females. The bird is a summer visitor to Scotland between April and September thereafter migrating to central and southern Africa in winter.

Over a hundred years ago corncrakes were common in Britain but there are now only a few left. This is due to modern farming methods destroying nesting sites and killing chicks and also adult birds. The Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 sets out conservation schemes which pay farmers  to manage land in a corncrake friendly way.

There are encouraging signs that the number of corncrakes in Britain are slowly now increasing. Legislative measures have saved corncrakes from being an endangered species.

Isn’t law wonderful !

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About Kathryn Bready

Kathryn graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005 with an Honours Degree in Law with Italian Language, having spent one year of her studies as an ERASMUS student at the University of Bologna in Italy. She then undertook her Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Dundee. Kathryn joined Mitchells Roberton as a trainee in 2007 and has been with the firm ever since. She works in the private client department specialising in succession issues, the administration of trusts and executries and managing the financial affairs of adults with incapacity. Kathryn expertly prepares Wills and Powers of Attorney. She is entirely client focused being consistently aware that she may be dealing with clients who are fragile due to a bereavement or other tragic circumstances. Kathryn also assists in the firm’s business development. Kathryn is part of a close extended family, enjoys socialising with family and friends and travelling. Kathryn used to sing in a band but decided to progress with her legal career rather than audition for X factor.

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