Scottish Disputes

We have one of the largest and most established litigation teams in Scotland, consisting of over 50 lawyers, including three Solicitor-Advocates, a number of Chambers and Legal 500 recommended individuals and an accredited specialist in commercial disputes.

Our leading Scottish Dispute Resolution team helps clients tackle the full spectrum of disputes, including those in the toughest most intractable of situations, where commercial risk is at its highest.

We operate across Scotland, from our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, providing a range of dispute resolution services to companies, financial institutions, trustees, government bodies and individuals. 

Where appropriate, we use our strong negotiating skills to resolve disputes on behalf of our clients, through negotiation or mediation. For those cases that cannot be resolved without formal proceedings, we represent our clients robustly in all courts in Scotland. 

We carry out some of the most high-profile, complex and high-value commercial litigation in the Scottish courts.  In addition to handling mainstream commercial litigation, we have wide-ranging specialisms in areas such as insolvency, professional negligence, pension litigation, property and construction litigation, as well as administrative law and IP litigation. 

We handle disputes related to:

  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Contract disputes
  • Competition law
  • Construction and engineering
  • Corporate and M&A disputes
  • Corporate fraud
  • Investigations
  • Insurance issues
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pensions Litigation
  • Professional negligence
  • Procurement challenges
  • Property litigation
  • Technology disputes

Planning ahead
Planning ahead for potential disputes is essential and our clients benefit from our insight into the available range of dispute resolution methods at the point at which they are considering or creating a new commercial relationship. We frequently advise on the choice between litigation, arbitration and expert determination as the appropriate form of binding dispute resolution procedure, as well as the appropriate choice of forum for proceedings. 

Whilst we make every effort to resolve disputes in the most economical way possible for our clients, we acknowledge that disputes can be expensive. We can offer advice on third-party funding and after the event insurance products, to assist our clients to meet the costs of disputes. We can also advise clients on the possibility of turning a potential claim into an asset, through the use of third party funding.  For more information, please visit our Funded Disputes page. 

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– Chambers

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– Chambers








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