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Douglas Milne

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Douglas is a Litigation Partner based in our Edinburgh Office and heads several key teams within the firm.

Douglas heads our planning law team and acts on behalf of commercial clients as well as public sector bodies.  Douglas also leads our fraud and commercial crime practice, and has a particular specialism in Proceeds of Crime legislation.

Business expertise

Douglas also leads our Fraud and Financial Crime Team. Morton Fraser are market leaders in this niche area of practice, with a particular specialism in Proceeds of Crime legislation.

He is also the Scottish Member of the International Chamber of Commerce's Fraudnet, a global network of leading fraud and asset recovery lawyers.  

Commercial Real Estate expertise

Douglas is the Head of our Planning Law Team and advises public sector, commercial and private clients on all aspects of planning law. He can draw particular benefit from having worked not only in private practice but also for the Scottish Government.

Our planning team benefits clients by providing sound legal advice from the outset of a proposal, thereby making any grant of planning permission as free from challenge as possible. Douglas is therefore frequently involved in major planning projects, whether they be for commercial bodies or public sector clients who are undertaking development.

Public Sector expertise

Douglas is the Head of our Planning Law Team.  His practice has a particular focus on the public sector.  Douglas can draw benefit from having worked not only in private practice but also for the Scottish Government.

Douglas acts for local and central government.  Recently, he has spent much time appearing at inquiry for public bodies, on behalf of planning authorities, roads authorities (including Transport Scotland) and on behalf of statutory consultees.  Douglas has a particular interest in compulsory purchase and compensation.

What our clients and peers say: 

Clients describe him as "very available and quick with his assistance," adding: "He is sensible and pragmatic."

- Chambers and Partners 2019

'Douglas Milne, Partner has an impressive understanding of planning law, and ability to manage his team'.

Legal 500 2019/20
UK leading Individual 2020

Recent Content by Douglas Milne

22 Jun 2018

Financial Sanctions

Financial sanctions are restrictions put in place by the UN, EU or UK to achieve a specific foreign policy or national security objective. All...
Article
Douglas Milne
5 Sep 2017

Multi skilled is the name of the game…

Have you heard of legal project management? If not and you are a client of a major litigation case, then you should. It is applying the well known...
Article
Douglas Milne
10 Nov 2016

Morton Fraser continues to support Scotland’s major transport infrastructure projects with two new contract wins

Scottish independent law firm, Morton Fraser, has won two key tenders that underline its ongoing support for the Scottish Government and its agencies...
Press Release
Douglas Milne, Amy Entwistle

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