Dougal Ainsley Senior Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2012 - Solicitor of England and Wales

Primary office:  London

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Dougal Ainsley

Dougal's practice covers all aspects of planning law as well as highways and compulsory purchase matters. He acts for developers and public authorities on a wide range of projects including infrastructure and mixed use regeneration schemes.


  • Acted for a developer through various stages of a large scale redevelopment project in an inner London town centre site including the negotiation of planning and highways agreements and the successful conduct of planning appeals on details of the development including issues of heritage protection and change of use.
  • Advised a local authority on the planning aspects of its successful renegotiation of a major inner London regeneration project.
  • Has advised various public authorities on securing planning obligations in relation to major developments to facilitate the carrying out of their statutory functions.
  • Has assisted developers in obtaining development consent for various nationally significant infrastructure projects.

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Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Career
      April 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England and Wales