Arlene joined the planning team in 2023 and is based in Brodies' Aberdeen office. She builds on her extensive experience as an in-house solicitor having worked for two of the largest Scottish local authorities over the previous 14 years, where she developed a passion for planning law and place-making.

Arlene acts for a range of clients including developers, landowners, and public sector organisations and advises on all aspects of planning law and policy, in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Living Brodies' values

Arlene is known for her personable nature and collegiate approach and works positively and collaboratively with clients and colleagues.

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  • Arlene is the Constituency Member on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland for Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven. 
  • Arlene is a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Planning Law sub-committee.