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Tornagrain | New Town Development

We act for Tornagrain Limited, part of the Moray Estates group, in connection with the development of the Tornagrain new town.

Viking Energy | Wind Farm Development

We act for Viking Energy Wind Farm LLP in respect of the major wind farm development on mainland Shetland.

Family Matters – Legal Considerations for Parents and Carers

Becoming a parent can also be all consuming, but there are a number of legal matters you should

Colin Hamilton

Partner, Dispute Resolution and Solicitor Advocate

Colin’s planning and environmental work covers the full spectrum from advice on planning applications, development plans and environmental impact assessments through to planning appeals and judicial reviews. He has developed significant experience of compulsory purchase orders, having acted for both the promotion of and objection to orders together with questions of compensation.

In addition, Colin manages a property (including agricultural holdings) and commercial dispute resolution practice.  He also advises clients on regulatory/criminal investigations.

In 2018 Colin’s expertise in contentious cases was reflected in him qualifying as a Solicitor Advocate.

As a solicitor Colin has gained significant experience in judicial reviews, particularly those involving the environment, acting for successful parties in Sustainable Shetland v Scottish Ministers [2015] UKSC 4 and RSPB v Scottish Ministers [2017] CSIH 31.

Colin also acted as solicitor to the first party to strike down part of a civil Act of the Scottish Parliament: Salvesen v Riddell [2012] CSIH 26.

Colin is a member of the Law Society of Scotland Planning Law Sub-Committee, the UK Environmental Law Association, the Compulsory Purchase Association and is a Tutor on the Law and Practice of Construction Management LL.M, University of Strathclyde.  He is also a Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet and Notary Public.

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  • Advised Wire Oast Limited, an SPV established by Avignon Capital, on the acquisition of the portfolio of two supermarkets in the West Retail Park in Milngavie and on Byres Road in the west end of Glasgow. Learn more

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Recent News & Insights by Colin

16 May 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins

Viking Energy | Wind Farm Development

By Amy McDowell, Derek McCulloch, Colin Hamilton Alan White,

We act for Viking Energy Wind Farm LLP in respect of the major wind farm development on mainland Shetland.

25 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Consultation on draft National Planning Framework 4 ending

By Colin Hamilton

The Scottish Government’s consultation on the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) ends on 31 March 2022. 

17 August 2021 | Time to read: 2 mins

Warning regarding temporary extension of planning permissions

By Colin Hamilton

The Scottish Government introduces emergency legislation which includes temporary changes to the planning system.

27 May 2021 | Time to read: 4 mins

Scottish Planning System – Rural Update

By Colin Hamilton

Scottish Planning System - Rural Update

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