D Armstrong

Douglas Armstrong K.C.

Year of Call: 1990

Year of Silk: 2005


LL.B (Hons) University of Aberdeen

Dip. L.P. University of Aberdeen

Special interests



Planning and Environmental

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


"Acclaimed for his expertise in heavyweight matters across the infrastructure and energy fields.  He thinks very strategically – there's always a game plan – and he gives very pragmatic, sensible advice. He very quickly becomes part of the team. He's approachable, an excellent communicator and pretty damn brilliant on his feet.” (Chambers UK Directory, 2015)

Douglas Armstrong QC has appeared at inquiries, hearings and challenges concerned with a wide range of matters including residential and retail development, landfill/waste, mineral, flooding, roads, infrastructure, compulsory purchase, renewable energy generation proposals, enforcement notices, listed buildings and local plans.

He has represented developers, planning authorities and special interest groups. Douglas advises on Development Plan policies, large infrastructure (including roads, rail and bridge) proposals, Section 75 Agreements and Performance Bonds and Environmental law issues including contaminated land. He has appeared in the Court of Session In statutory appeals and Judicial reviews. Douglas has appeared in the Supreme Court.