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Douglas Milne

Partner
Edinburgh Office
0131 247 3181
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.

Membership & Awards
Law Society of Scotland
Royal Town Planning Institute
Property Litigation Association

Business Expertise

Douglas is the Head of our Planning Law team and advises public sector, business and commercial and private clients on all aspects of planning law. Douglas has spent his career advising on significant commercial property disputes. 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.

Real Estate Expertise

Douglas is the Head of our Planning Law Team and advises public sector, business and commercial and private clients on all aspects of planning law. Douglas has spent his career advising on significant commercial disputes. 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.