Our team of Scottish-qualified planning lawyers has substantial experience in advising on Scottish planning law matters. We collaborate with various specialist teams across our firm to provide pragmatic, tailored advice on Scottish planning law in a range of relevant sectors.

Our Scottish planning law team has been involved in one of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farms. Our Scottish planning lawyers were at the heart of the core consenting team. We advised on strategy and led discussions with authorities in the Scottish government and in relation to the Habitats Directive. This complex project required in-depth knowledge of Scottish planning law, compulsory purchase and specialist expertise in environmental law matters.

We also work closely with our Scottish and Northern Irish real estate team on regeneration and property development projects. Our team of Scottish real estate lawyers is the largest and most experienced to be headquartered in England.

Areas of focus

Our experience and expertise in Scottish planning law includes:

  • Unique and complex energy projects.
  • Advising on planning applications.
  • Negotiating with authorities bodies.
  • Scottish real estate planning matters.
  • Advising local authorities and developers.

Advising SSE/Fluor on 3,500MW Firth of Firth offshore wind farm zone, including CPO.

Advising MeyGen on 398MW tidal stream project, including CPO.

Advising on numerous onshore wind farm schemes.

Advising Scottish local authorities on a wide range of regeneration and development projects.

Meet the team
Julian Boswall

Julian Boswall Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Euan Bremner

Euan Bremner Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Scottish Real Estate
  • Head of Northern Irish Real Estate

What others say...

Craig Whelton leads a very good team in Scotland; the firm has a significant UK-wide reputation.
Legal 500, 2022

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