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Planning Conference

  • The Signet Library Parliament Square Edinburgh, EH1 1RF (map)

A new addition to the WS calendar, this conference features the country’s leading planning law practitioners. The programme takes a critical look at developments in the Scottish planning system, regulation and policy. The conference will suit both planning lawyers and non-specialists, including property and commercial lawyers in private practice, in-house and the public sector.


  • Rory Alexander, Partner, Morton Fraser
  • Neil Collar, Partner, Brodies
  • David Cooper, Principal Planner, City of Edinburgh Council
  • Ewan MacLeod, Partner, Shepherd + Wedderburn
  • Caroline Docherty WS, Consultant, Morton Fraser
  • Alasdair Sutherland, Terra Firma


  • The Scottish Government’s planning review and other policy developments
  • Planning law issues in renewable developments
  • Section 75 agreements and contractual provisions in purchase agreements
  • A discussion on housing land supply
  • Case law update – the top 5 cases of 2016

Delegate rates:

  • Writer to the Signet: £120 + VAT
  • Non-member: £180 + VAT
  • Trainee/student: £80 + VAT

All rates include lunch at the Signet Library.
CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)
For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS

Earlier Event: 6 October
Private Client Conference
Later Event: 27 October
Property Conference