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.
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
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 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.
Clients describe him as "very available and quick with his assistance," adding: "He is sensible and pragmatic."
'Douglas Milne, Partner has an impressive understanding of planning law, and ability to manage his team'.
Douglas Milne has cultivated a strong reputation for his planning law practice. He frequently acts for public bodies in public inquiries and in relation to CPOs. Sources comment: "He is very hard-working and diligent."
"Douglas is an impressive planning lawyer and great to deal with.""His ability to handle clients is fantastic." "What impresses me is that he is able to deal with various sections of inquiries while keeping all of the information at his fingertips."