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Peter Ferguson


| Glasgow
 Peter Ferguson


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 “Leader in the Field” 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 valued for his counsel to both public and private sector clients, particularly in regard to government agencies at public inquiry. He frequently advises on matters which have energy and environmental aspects. "Peter is an incredibly good advocate at planning inquiries." "He provides sensible advice and doesn't overdramatise things." "His legal understanding and also his ability to get to pragmatic solutions stands out."

- Chambers UK 2021

“Peter Ferguson focuses on non-contentious work and is well versed in representing public sector clients in public planning inquiries.”

- Legal 500 2021

“Peter advises both public and private sector clients on a full range of planning matters. He regularly advises on matters that cross over into the energy and environmental space.”

- Chambers UK 2020


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