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Douglas Milne

Partner
0131 247 3181

Overview

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.

Areas of expertise:

Business

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

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

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.

Memberships

Publications and Presentations

International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Crime Services, International Financial Crime Forum Cyprus, Spring 2014 and 2015
January 2015
Faculty of Advocates and Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association Conference,