We have the capacity and expertise to deal with all aspects of the planning process from assisting with pre-application enquiries, managing planning applications in a way to reduce the scope for legal challenge, and drafting any legal agreements which are required before planning permission is granted. We also advise on judicial review – and have excellent experience of both pursuing and defending such applications – and are often called upon to build a case for objection. We are also experienced in public local inquires and have an in-depth knowledge of the long term development planning process.
We act for private individuals, small and large companies, local government, the Scottish Government and central government departments.
Regardless of the nature or scale of your proposed development – or the development on which you are wanting to make representations as a concerned member of the public - we can help.
As concerns over climate change continue to top the agenda so the regulations managing our environment become ever more complex.
Morton Fraser has wide experience of all aspects of environmental law from pollution control to regeneration of contaminated land. We have been successfully involved in some of the most complex and contentious environmental legal cases in the country, such as the successful planning application for a low level radioactive waste facility at Dounreay nuclear power station.
With a dedicated team focused exclusively on planning and environmental issues, we have the experience and knowledge to easily manage large corporate cases across the public and private sectors while still able to keep a focus on providing a tailored service for individual clients. Our team provides clients with a regular update service to help keep them informed of changes in planning and environmental law that might affect them. Our services include:
Douglas Milne, Partner
Telephone: 0131 247 3181
Nick Atkins, Partner
Telephone: 0131 247 1336
Defence Estates have significantly targeted Nick's support in these high profile cases where qualities such as his vast experience, calm but measured advice and his practical as well as innovative delivery, have all elevated MOD's reputation as leaders in the field. Neil Watson, Defence Estates, Ministry of Defence
The firm provides a well-rounded offering...
This firm has an "accessible style", which is easy to work with through the ranks.