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Peter Scott joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys in January 2016, having previously worked at Toller Beattie and Parkinson Wright following two spells in local government. Peter is a property lawyer who in addition to dealing with the resolution of complex issues in relation to boundaries, highways and other public rights of way, charity property, and the interpretation of legal and historical documents has acquired particular expertise in European and UK environmental law.
In the course of developing a niche practice in relation to contentious issues in relation to fisheries and nature conservation law he has been largely responsible for ensuring transposition of directives and better compliance by the UK and Ireland in relation to environmental standards for waste water discharges into sensitive waters as well as the abolition of Crown immunity in relation to planning. He regards himself as primarily a problem solver. He acts for developers of projects, for regulators, and for objectors including in judicial review, giving objective advice and seeking robust and sometimes innovative solutions to difficulties encountered by clients.
Peter’s leisure interests include reading, making music, researching family history, improving foreign language skills, and rowing.