Compulsory Purchase

When you are faced with compulsory purchase powers, it is important to seek advice at the earliest of stages to ensure disruption is minimised and compensation is maximised.

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Davidson & Robertson has a team of professional staff that are familiar with the legislation, case law and procedures associated with the Compulsory Powers of Acquiring Authorities, which include: governments, road and rail authorities, and utility providers.

We have years of experience assisting clients, guiding those affected through each stage of the process; from providing initial advice at the start of the consultation on a scheme, which can include potential objections, to agreeing access for relevant site investigation works and negotiating accommodation works and compensation claims.

D&R has worked on oil, gas and water pipelines as well as road and rail projects right across Scotland including:

  • The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route
  • The Forth Replacement Crossing
  • The Borders Railway Project in Scotland.
  • The A77 Maybole Bypass

In Northern England we have been involved with one of England’s largest water pipeline schemes, which is carving its way across the Cumbrian landscape, to provide a new water supply to the West Coast of Cumbria. Find out more about how we are helping many of the farmers affected by this project  Article: Pipeline – looking after farmers best interests  

“We spend a great deal of time talking to local farmers when the consultation process begins to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and that any issues are resolved as swiftly as possible.”

“We always use Davidson & Robertson as our agents and have always been delighted with both the service we received and with the results they achieved for us. D Worrall”

Central Scotland Green Network Trust

Please give your local Davidson & Robertson office a call to discuss your needs.

“Hopetoun Estates has had a long association with Davidson & Robertson, using their services over decades in a wide number of areas including contract farming advice. The firm has consistently provided a professional and practical service which delivers excellent results to the estate.”

Donald Noble, Chief Executive, Hopetoun Estates


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