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Peter Ferguson


| Glasgow
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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.

Peter is recognised as a “Ranked Lawyer” in Planning by Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and a “Recommended Lawyer” in Environment and Planning by The Legal 500.


"Peter Ferguson is always eager to help."

- The Legal 500 2024

"Jennifer Jack and Peter Ferguson are very experienced with sound judgement and a personable manner."

- The Legal 500 2024

"Peter Ferguson is always keen to help out."

- The Legal 500 2024

"Peter Fergusson offers excellent pragmatic advice."

- The Legal 500 2024

"He is very efficient and organised and is a sound individual to work with."

- Chambers UK 2024

"He is very efficient and organised and is a sound individual to work with."

- Chambers UK 2024

"Peter Ferguson thinks about things carefully and is a pleasure to work with."

- Chambers UK 2023

"Peter Ferguson has exceptional communication skills with both technical and non-technical recipients of his advice."

- The Legal 500 2023


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