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What the team is known for Offers a strong knowledge of contentious and non-contentious planning matters, acting for public and private sector clients on major energy, infrastructure and residential projects. Able to advise on transport planning matters. Regularly handles compulsory purchase matters and the environmental aspects of planning.
Strengths An interviewee says the firm is "really well respected in this market."
Another notes: "They are very responsive and have a good understanding of our business needs."
Work highlights Advised a private individual on a legal challenge to the Court of Session regarding an enforcement notice prohibiting short stay letting in Scotland.
Alastair McKie regularly acts for clients such as developers, local authorities and public agencies in various planning matters relating to transport, residential development and energy projects. He is highly recommended for his stewarding of clients through public appeals and inquiries as an advocate.
"Alastair is very good and very approachable." "His strengths are his detailed and thorough knowledge of planning law and his affability and good rapport with clients." "He is a very good planning lawyer who, as an ex-local authority solicitor, has a good, rounded view of things and can see both sides."