At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
Ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 for planning in 2018/19, our planning and environmental lawyers act for small and large companies as well as local government, the Scottish Government and central government departments.
Regardless of the nature or scale of your proposed development, we can help.
We have wide experience of all aspects of environmental law from pollution control to regeneration of contaminated land. We have been successfully involved in some of the most complex and contentious environmental legal cases in the country.
Our lawyers are plain speaking and pragmatic with advice being delivered in clear and practical terms. Our starting point is always to identify what you are looking to achieve and our advice is focussed on achieving that aim.
Benefits we bring
We deal with all aspects of the planning process. We advise on development plan representations. We assist with pre-application enquiries. We manage planning applications with you in a way that reduces the scope for legal challenge. We draft any legal agreements which are required before planning permission is granted. We also advise on challenges raised in the Court of Session against planning decisions.
Our approach to fees
We understand the importance for you of knowing the cost of legal advice at the outset of a piece of work. To provide value for money, we seek to agree fixed fees for the work that we will undertake. If it is not possible to provide a fixed fee for a particular piece of work, we will provide a clear indication of the likely fee to be charged based upon an agreed scope of work.
One source describes the team as "very good to work with."
- Chambers and Partners 2019
The lawyers are fantastic: they're easy to contact and approachable, and give helpful advice. We've been very impressed - we really can't fault the team.
- Chambers & Partners
Morton Fraser is ranked tier 1 for planning in Legal 500 2018/19
Legal 500 2018/19
Experience, attention to detail and good lawyers who are technically strong with commercial understanding.
Chambers and Partners 2019/20
'Commercial and professional'.
Legal 500 2019/20
'Our business has worked with Morton Fraser for many years at a corporate level and they have handled our Scottish property work for 20 years. You get prompt, accurate and commercial advice and they are a pleasure to work with. They are keen to explore new ideas and find solutions. On the rare occasion that there has been an issue, it has been dealt with extremely professionally'.