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Experienced adviser, inquiry advocate, blogger, author and conference speaker - Neil Collar is one of Scotland's best known planning lawyers. Planning magazine named him as one of the 100 individuals with the greatest influence over planning policy and
decision-making in the UK (March 2013).

He is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and an accredited specialist in planning law. His textbook "Planning" is now in its 3rd edition.

Neil has a particular interest in renewable energy developments, and heads Brodies' Renewable Energy Group.

"He manages to strip the clutter from an issue and get quickly to the heart of the matter," says one source. Another interviewee says: "He gives the best advice and makes sure we make the best business decisions."

Chambers & Partners 2016

Sources call him "efficient and easy to work with," and note that "he always gets straight to the point."

Chambers & Partners 2015

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