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Semple Fraser - Kenneth Carruthers
[IMG]Kenneth CarruthersPartner | Ken Carruthers
Kenneth Carruthers leads the firm's Litigation Group and is acknowledged as a leading individual in the fields of planning law and commercial litigation,where peers consider him " a really strong practitioner."
began professional life as a planner and retains membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute
He qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and became a Partner of Semple Fraser in November 1999.
focus with the firm has been in development related dispute resolution including planning, compulsory purchase and general property litigation, acting for clients such as British Land, JJ Gallagher, BAE Systems, Standard Life, Clydeport and Tesco
also maintains a more general commercial litigation case load and has a particular interest in professional indemnity claims concerning in particular surveyors, engineers, architects and other professionals.
appears regularly at planning and other inquiries.
frequently conducts litigation in the Court of Session, the Lands Tribunal and has twice been to the House of Lords.
is routinely involved in running and defending applications for judicial review, statutory appeals under the planning legislation and regularly litigates in the Commercial Court.
Clients greatly value his
pragmatism, the strategic advice he
provides and his
ability to secure sound commercial resolutions where litigation through the courts is to be avoided.
has undertaken mediation training.
Specialists lawyers in commercial property, corporate and litigation matters. Scottish firm Semple Fraser is recognised for its commercial and innovative advice.
Construction lawyer Kenneth Carruthers has called on Scotland's Parliament to act quickly to bring sanity back to Scotland's planning beaurocracy.Kenneth Carruthers, recently appointed an associate partner with Semple Fraser, warned that planning in Scotland had been in "a state flux" since the demise of regional councils.
The planning and construction legal expert predicts that the first major planning challenge for the Scottish Parliament will be how it deals with the urban renewal project for Ravenscraig.
The masterplan drawn up by North Lanarkshire Council
and the Lanarkshire Development Agency
for the 1,125 site of the former steel works includes a new town centre, urban village, technology park and an inward investment site.
"The proposals could be considered to be contrary to existing structure planning policy, " said Kenneth Carruthers
, "as it could pull investment away from existing town centres."
Town centres such as Motherwell
, Hamilton, Glasgow and Paisley
could be adversely affected by the scale of the Ravenscraig redevelopment plans.Kenneth Carruthers, who is also a qualified town planner as well as a solicitor said: " In planning circles the Ravenscraig proposals are seen to be against the existing Strathclyde Structure Plan."
...Kenneth Carruthers, who is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, said that he believed that it would be for the Scottish Office to balance the competing pressures caused by the Ravenscraig redevelopment proposals.
"There is no point regenerating North Lanarkshire while at the same time devastating a town centre such as Paisley
"The presence of two planners should help the Government to make an informed decision," said Carruthers
NOTES TO EDITORSKen Carruthers
specialises in construction and planning law, and operates from Semple Fraser's
Edinburgh office.He qualified as a Town Planner in 1983 from Heriot Watt University with a BSc Honours in Town Planning and worked with Edinburgh District Council from 1983 to 1986.He returned to university to study law at Dundee University from 1986 - 89 and qualified as a solicitor in 1991.
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Kenneth Carruthers firstname.lastname@example.org Semple Fraser LLP 80, George St., Edinburgh EH2 3BU 0131 273 377 and in Glasgow 0141 273 3771
Semple Fraser partner and real estate ...
Semple Fraser partner and real estate head Elspeth Carson becomes a partner at Dundas, while fellow property partners Ewan Thomson, Angus MacRae, Margaret McLean, litigation head Kenneth Carruthers and dispute partner Alison Gow will be full-time consultants.