Local Government

Key contact

Morton Fraser Director of Planning Law Rory Alexander
Rory Alexander
Director of Planning Law
Rory is the director of planning law based in our Edinburgh office. 
0131 247 1114

It’s common knowledge that Local Governments are facing immense financial pressures. The requirement to make unprecedented levels of savings is coexistent with an unrelenting demand for services.

It’s essential, therefore, that decisions made in this climate are managed closely and responsibly.

Benefits we bring to your business 

We have a deep understanding of the political, social and commercial challenges Local Authorities face. We act for a number of Local Authorities and our pricing is consistently sustainable and realistic, representing best value.

Rory Alexander, who leads our team, is recognised as a "public sector expert" by the Legal 500.  Our team is Ranked in Legal 500. We’re one of the very few firms which has significant experience in advising Local Authorities right across their service areas, from corporate structures to delivering shared services, all the way through to highly sensitive child care matters.

This depth and range of experience means we’ve attracted significant clients along with high profile instructions. We’re seen as a trusted partner and have specialists across a wide spectrum of legal areas with solid experience of handling high value and highly sensitive matters.

How we can help you 

  • We understand the needs of the sector
  • We serve over a hundred public sector clients
  • We have over eighty specialists in our public sector team
  • We work to protect the public purse
  • We know how unique our clients are
  • We are constantly improving and innovating

We thoroughly enjoy working with our clients in the public sector and appreciate the extremely valuable service they provide whilst ensuring that public money is apportioned appropriately against a backdrop of intense scrutiny and accountability. We give excellent value for money by adhering to competitive and transparent fee proposals whilst also looking for more efficient ways in which to provide legal services, spreading cost risk and offering greater certainty and transparency.

Our role in the community

We are committed to socially responsible business practices and to giving back to the local community. Our objectives are well aligned with our public sector clients. You can learn more here.