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Ashley McCann

Associate, Dispute Resolution

Ashley is an Associate in the firm’s dispute resolution team who specialises in public, planning and environmental law matters.

Her planning and environmental work covers planning applications, appeals and inquiries, environmental impact assessments and compulsory purchase orders.  She has a particular interest in housebuilder, rural estate, energy and strategic land projects.

In the public law sphere Ashley has special expertise in Scottish parliamentary processes and advises clients on the legality and interpretation of legislation which has included appearing before the Scottish Parliament to give evidence on legislative proposals. Having gained 8 years’ experience as a litigator, Ashley has a particular interest in challenging decisions by regulators and public bodies by way of statutory appeal and judicial review.

Ashley is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Constitutional and Human Rights Sub-Committee, the Scottish Public Law Group and co-chairs Young Mediators, an organisation that promotes education about and engagement with mediation across the UK and beyond. She is also a Notary Public.

Ashley is also a Director and Trustee of Home-Start Glasgow South, a charity supporting families across the South of Glasgow.



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Recent News & Insights by Ashley

04 April 2023 | Time to read: 14 mins

Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament

By Ashley McCann

The Scottish Government recently introduced the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill, Ashley McCann highlights the headline provisions of the...

02 December 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Grouse Licensing update

By Ashley McCann

The Wildlife Management in Scotland consultation is seeking feedback on the key provisions that are set to be contained within...

01 June 2021 | Time to read: 2 mins

Pride 2021: LGBTQ+ Role Models in the Scottish Legal Profession

By Ashley McCann

Amanda Millar, the first openly LGBTQ+ President of the Law Society of Scotland, hosted an “in conversation with” event at...

11 March 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins

International Women’s Day – Ashley McCann

By Ashley McCann

We speak to Ashley McCann from our Dispute Resolution team on what this year’s theme #ChoosetoChallenge means to her.

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