Scott heads up the Real Estate division and has a particular focus on development and finance across a number of sectors including the development of large scale ‘new settlements’ with associated infrastructure; residential development (acting for landowners, housebuilders, social housing providers and funders); commercial real estate development and investment; urban regeneration; and on-shore wind farm development.
Scott is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers UK. He is one of the judges at the annual Homes for Scotland Awards.
"Scott is extremely proactive and always seeks solutions to any issues that arise. His personable approach, coupled with his knowledge, thoroughness and attention to detail, instils confidence in his client and demands respect from his opposition."
He also wins praise for his efficient and diplomatic approach to proceedings.
Scott returned to Burness Paull from his previous role working in-house as the company solicitor to a successful UK wide property development and investment company. Having been a client, he knows what a great legal service should look and feel like.
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