Ruairidh Leishman

Ruairidh is an Associate in the commercial disputes team, based in Edinburgh but working across the UK. He has broad litigation experience across a diverse range of matters, acting for both pursuer and defender clients, giving advice at both the pre-action stage and once litigation has begun. He has strong advocacy skills, having appeared before various courts and tribunals across Scotland, from local government licensing and regulatory boards up to the Sheriff Appeal Court. 

Ruairidh has experience acting in high-value, complex commercial litigations in both Scotland and in England & Wales, including cases that were backed by litigation funders. He has also advised on matters that involved international, cross-border disputes and those where proceedings have been raised in more than one jurisdiciton. His work includes advising on the protection of intellectual property rights, protecting the reputation of individuals and businesses, challenging decisions via judicial review and bringing claims for professional negligence. 

As a member of the International Institute of Space Law, Ruairidh has a particular interest in the nascent space sector in the UK and internationally. He is able to offer advice and assistance to clients to ensure compliance with the UK legislative regime and can tap into an international network of lawyers to offer advice across the globe in multiple jurisdictions. 



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