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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

MacRoberts LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

DWF

Scotland: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Burness Paull LLP

BTO Solicitors LLP

MTM Defence Lawyers

Dentons

Livingstone Brown

Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

DWF

Addleshaw Goddard

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Morton Fraser

Harper Macleod LLP

Investment funds

Brodies LLP

Burness Paull LLP

Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Anderson Strathern

BTO Solicitors LLP

MacRoberts LLP

Balfour+Manson LLP

Morton Fraser

Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Brodies LLP

Oil and gas

Stronachs LLP

Dentons

Projects

Burness Paull LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Dentons

Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Morton Fraser

Anderson Strathern

MacRoberts LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

DWF

BTO Solicitors LLP

Burness Paull LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

DWF

Brodies LLP

Burness Paull LLP

Anderson Strathern

Harper Macleod LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn

BTO Solicitors LLP

Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Blackadders LLP

Stronachs LLP

Construction

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

Morton Fraser

Environment

Morton Fraser

Planning

Addleshaw Goddard

DWF

Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Harper Macleod LLP

Davidson Chalmers LLP

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Dentons

Property litigation

Harper Macleod LLP

DWF

BTO Solicitors LLP

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

MacRoberts LLP

Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Addleshaw Goddard

Brodies LLP

Burness Paull LLP

Intellectual property

DWF

Anderson Strathern

Morton Fraser

Bonaccord

Harper Macleod LLP


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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