Peter Ferguson > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
G1 3PE



Peter specialises in planning and environmental law and he advises a range of stakeholders, including planning authorities, regulators, statutory consultees, developers, objectors, landowners and funders. His workload is a broad mix of advocacy, advisory and transactional work.

Advocacy: Representing clients at inquiry and hearing sessions held in relation to: appeals against refusal of planning permission; applications for consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act; Examinations of Local Development Plans; Compulsory Purchase Orders; and applications for Necessary Wayleaves under the Electricity Act.

Advisory: Providing advice on: legislation and regulations; consenting strategy; development plans; planning appeals; and enforcement action.

Transactional: Negotiating Planning Obligation agreements (formerly Section 75 Agreements) and other planning related legal agreements; carrying out planning and environmental due diligence for developers and funders; dealing with planning and environmental matters arising from property and corporate transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter was the in-house counsel and company secretary of Scottish Resources Group. In that role he developed expertise regarding the development and regulation of large-scale coal mining, wind energy, property development and waste projects. He brings a client’s perspective and commercial experience to the delivery of legal services.



Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Real estate > Planning

Harper Macleod LLP is best known for its extensive public sector client roster but is also routinely called upon by energy clients and other developers requiring assistance with various developments – most notably renewable energy projects – and associated transactional and environmental law matters. Non-contentious issues at these intersection are typically led by the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is the key contact for judicial reviews, planning appeals and inquiries into decisions of public authorities, regulators, courts and other tribunals.

Scotland > Real estate > Environment

At Harper Macleod LLP, the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson is the main contact for transactional and other non-contentious matters, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is best known for her litigation expertise. This skill set is mostly called upon by clients – including public sector bodies, environmental campaigning groups and renewable energy developers – requiring assistance with matters at the intersection with planning and public  law. Judicial reviews, public inquiries and advice on licensing regimes are typical examples of the latter.