The court challenge to Aberdeen's Western Peripheral Route and the state of our roads in general have all hit the headlines recently.
This seminar seeks to provide solicitors, transport consultants, planning consultants and other related professionals with an up-to-date knowledge and practical insight into both the policy and legislative framework for delivering, managing and regulating roads in Scotland and will include:
• overview (policy and statutory context)
• what is a road? (including Hamilton v Nairn  CSIH 77)
• construction of roads
• management and maintenance of roads
• regulation of roads and
• roads and planning
Speakers: Michael Greig of DLA Piper is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in planning law and is a member of the Planning law Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland. He has in excess of ten years in-house local authority experience including 4 years with City of Edinburgh Council as senior solicitor responsible for planning and transportation. Michael has been in private practice since 2004, specialising in planning and transport work.
John Watchman of Watchman & Co has advised on planning, environmental and transport matters for more than 25 years. He has advised local government, central government and private sector clients in connection with many major projects and is a consultant to DLA Piper. John has also been involved in a number of significant public inquiries and important court cases.