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Terra Firma Chambers planning practice features leading practitioners in this field, and its members are frequently instructed to appear at public local inquiries into emerging development plans or appeals to the Scottish Ministers against refusal of planning permission. A number of our members also appear regularly in judicial reviews and statutory appeals before the Court of Session. Members represent a wide range of client interests - from developers to planning authorities or objectors - and act in relation to a wide variety of developments, including proposals for supermarkets, housing, roads, wind farms, and other energy developments. Our members are happy to advise and take instructions directly from planning consultants, surveyors and other professionals with rights of direct access. Members of Chambers regularly speak at conferences and write on planning related issues. One of our members (Robert Sutherland) is a contributor to the Scottish Planning Factbook.

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Roddy McIlvride and Philip Simpson Appointed Queen's Counsel
19 Sep 2014
Terra Firma Chambers is delighted to announce that Roddy McIlvride and Philip Simpson have been appointed Queens Counsel. There were four new appointments made by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the First Minister following nominations by the Lord Justice General, the Rt Hon. Lord Gill. This brings the number of silks at Terra Firma to 15 and increases the strength and depth of senior Counsel available within the stable.
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Terra Firma Chambers' counsel specialise in property, planning, commercial and administrative law. Please select an area of practice to find out more....
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