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Rory Alexander

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Rory is a Planning and Local Government Partner based in our Edinburgh office and leads our Local Government team.

 

Business expertise

Rory previously headed up the in-house legal team at the City of Edinburgh Council providing legal and strategic advice across the varied service areas of the Council.  As a result, Rory has a clear and in-depth understanding of the inner workings of local authorities and both the challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time. 

Rory has worked closely with elected members and senior officers to ensure that clear, concise and legally robust advice is provided, taking into account the commercial, political and social factors that local authorities face.

He has experience of advising on a wide range of commercial matters and projects, including commercial contracts, Freedom of Information and governance matters.

Commercial Real Estate expertise

Rory was the lead advisor to the Planning Authority, appeared at Planning Committee on numerous occasions, and sat as Legal Advisor to the Local Review Body.

This experience provides Rory with a unique perspective when advising both developers and planning authorities through the planning process. 

Rory provides a wide range of legal advice in relation to Planning Agreements, Planning Appeals, Legal Challenges to Planning Decisions, Listed Building and Conservation Area issues, Planning Enforcement, CPO, Roads and Transportation issues and Flood Prevention.

Public Sector expertise

Rory has a clear and in-depth understanding of the inner workings of local authorities and both the challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time.  Rory has worked closely with elected members and senior officers to ensure that clear, concise and legally robust advice is provided, taking into account the commercial, political and social factors that local authorities face.

He has experience of advising on a wide range of commercial matters and projects, including commercial contracts, Freedom of Information and governance matters.

Rory has particular expertise in planning matters in both the public and private sector. 

What our clients and peers say: 

"Public Sector expert."

- Legal 500

Recent Content by Rory Alexander

4 Jun 2019

Short Term Lets consultation needs to support tourism and renters, but let’s not forget our councils

It’s no secret that Scotland’s tourism industry is booming, and with tourism hotspots developing across the country, homeowners are smart to take...
Blog
Rory Alexander
15 May 2019

The introduction of Tourism Tax in the UK – what could it mean for local councils?

Edinburgh is about to become the first city in the UK to introduce a tourism tax, but there are still considerations to be made as the council...
Article
Rory Alexander
13 May 2019

Morton Fraser Public Sector team expands local authority work

Morton Fraser, a growing Scottish independent law firm, has been reappointed to provide legal services to Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire...
Press Release
Rory Alexander

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