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.
Qualifications: LLB Dip LP
Joined the firm: 2013