Lynsey is an associate in the firm's planning and compulsory purchase team. She specialises in matters relating to the consenting of residential and energy projects, assisting with planning applications, appeal hearings and inquiries and judicial challenges.

Lynsey negotiates sections 75 and section 106 agreements and advises on environmental impact assessment requirements and reviewing EIA reports, planning applications, and drafting and advising on planning appeal documentation. She has also advised local authorities, landowners and promoters on the CPO process and compensation.



  • Assisting in advising a landowner-developer on a residential-led (1,500 house) mixed-use scheme in West Edinburgh, including advising on planning applications and appeals.
  • Assisting in advising on the consenting of section 36 and major onshore wind projects.
  • Assisting in advising a leading housing association and local authority in relation to multiple Compulsory Purchase Orders for town centre regeneration.

What others say...

Lynsey Reid’s personable and friendly approach makes the service from Burges Salmon stand out. Her dedication to her work and the wider property industry is notable. I would always recommend Lynsey to clients without hesitation.

Legal 500 2021