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Rory Alexander

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Overview

Rory is a Planning and Local Government Partner based in our Edinburgh office and leads our Local Government team.

Rory previously headed up the in-house legal team at the City of Edinburgh Council providing legal and strategic advice across the varied service areas of the Council.  As a result, Rory has a clear and in-depth understanding of the inner workings of local authorities and both the challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time.  Rory has worked closely with elected members and senior officers to ensure that clear, concise and legally robust advice is provided, taking into account the commercial, political and social factors that local authorities face.

He has experience of advising on a wide range of commercial matters and projects, including commercial contracts, Freedom of Information and governance matters.

Rory has particular expertise in planning matters in both the public and private sector.  Rory has an impressive track record in housing and regeneration projects including negotiating planning agreements, compulsory purchase advice, planning appeals, and listed building consent advice.  Rory enjoys working with clients from the pre-planning stage to completion of the particular project.

 

Areas of expertise:

Business

Rory is a Planning and Local Government Partner based in our Edinburgh office and leads our Local Government team.

Rory previously headed up the in-house legal team at the City of Edinburgh Council providing legal and strategic advice across the varied service areas of the Council.  As a result, Rory has a clear and in-depth understanding of the inner workings of local authorities and both the challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time.  Rory has worked closely with elected members and senior officers to ensure that clear, concise and legally robust advice is provided, taking into account the commercial, political and social factors that local authorities face.

He has experience of advising on a wide range of commercial matters and projects, including commercial contracts, Freedom of Information and governance matters.

Commercial Real Estate

Rory is a Planning and Local Government Partner based in our Edinburgh office and leads our Local Government team.

Rory previously headed up the in-house legal team at the City of Edinburgh Council providing legal and strategic advice across the varied service areas of the Council.  Rory was the lead advisor to the Planning Authority, appeared at Planning Committee on numerous occasions, and sat as Legal Advisor to the Local Review Body.

This experience provides Rory with a unique perspective when advising both developers and planning authorities through the planning process. Rory provides a wide range of legal advice in relation to Planning Agreements, Planning Appeals, Legal Challenges to Planning Decisions, Listed Building and Conservation Area issues, Planning Enforcement, CPO, Roads and Transportation issues and Flood Prevention.

Public Sector

Rory is a Planning and Local Government Partner based in our Edinburgh office and leads our Local Government team.

Rory previously headed up the in-house legal team at the City of Edinburgh Council providing legal and strategic advice across the varied service areas of the Council.  As a result, Rory has a clear and in-depth understanding of the inner workings of local authorities and both the challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time.  Rory has worked closely with elected members and senior officers to ensure that clear, concise and legally robust advice is provided, taking into account the commercial, political and social factors that local authorities face.

He has experience of advising on a wide range of commercial matters and projects, including commercial contracts, Freedom of Information and governance matters.Rory has particular expertise in planning matters in both the public and private sector. 

Rory has an impressive track record in housing and regeneration projects including negotiating planning agreements, compulsory purchase advice, planning appeals, and listed building consent advice.  Rory enjoys working with clients from the pre-planning stage to completion of the particular project.

What our clients and peers say

"Public Sector expert."

- Legal 500

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