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Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Dentons

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Stronachs LLP

EU and competition

DWF

Harper Macleod LLP

MacRoberts LLP

Scotland: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Burness Paull LLP

Livingstone Brown

Dentons

MTM Defence Lawyers

BTO Solicitors LLP

Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance

Addleshaw Goddard

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

DWF

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Harper Macleod LLP

Morton Fraser

Investment funds

Burness Paull LLP

Brodies LLP

Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Morton Fraser

MacRoberts LLP

Balfour+Manson LLP

BTO Solicitors LLP

Anderson Strathern

Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Brodies LLP

Oil and gas

Stronachs LLP

Dentons

Projects

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Dentons

Burness Paull LLP

Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Anderson Strathern

DWF

Morton Fraser

MacRoberts LLP

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Harper Macleod LLP

Burness Paull LLP

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

DWF

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Brodies LLP

BTO Solicitors LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

Burness Paull LLP

Anderson Strathern

Shepherd and Wedderburn

BTO Solicitors LLP

Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Blackadders LLP

Stronachs LLP

Construction

Harper Macleod LLP

Morton Fraser

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Environment

Morton Fraser

Planning

Addleshaw Goddard

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

Dentons

DWF

Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Davidson Chalmers LLP

Property litigation

MacRoberts LLP

DWF

BTO Solicitors LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Burness Paull LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Brodies LLP

Intellectual property

Harper Macleod LLP

Anderson Strathern

DWF

Morton Fraser

Bonaccord


Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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