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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Planning

3 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Enviable reputation across Scotland for a broad range of planning expertise, and considered industry-leading experts in house building and energy planning matters. Also offers experience in retail planning issues, regularly working for some of the UK's largest retailers. Greatly experienced in contentious work, dealing with planning appeals and other issues in all courts.

Strengths

"Shepherd and Wedderburn's performance has been consistently strong," according to a source.

Work highlights

Advised Mactaggart, Mickel Homes and Graham's Family Dairy in a judicial review of the Scottish Government's changes to Scottish planning policy.

Notable practitioners

Colin Innes is highly acclaimed for his experience advising on a variety of planning issues and is particularly well regarded for his expertise representing clients at hearings and public inquiries.
"Colin Innes is absolutely first-class."

Ewan Macleod frequently acts for house builders and developers on a range of planning issues, with expertise in the residential development, retail and waste sectors. He has considerable experience in public inquiries and hearings.
"An all-round top lawyer." "He really is excellent at organising cases, but also at getting under the skin of the legal problems at the heart of them."

Moray Thomson is recognised for his strength in relation to energy projects, and has particularly extensive expertise in energy infrastructure.
"He is very good on planning matters and really is an extension of our team."

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Scotland

Planning


Colin Innes
Band 1
Ewan Macleod
Band 1
Moray Thomson
Band 3