Expertise - Commercial Dispute Resolution

We are a leading commercial dispute resolution practice of some 40 lawyers working across the UK. Led by seven partners, Chambers remark that we ‘excel in finding creative answers to thorny problems’ in high value, complex and significant cases, across both public and private sectors. Through our considered advice, we also look to prevent disputes from arising in the first place.

Our clients appreciate our frank approach, as we look to assess their risk – both financially and in terms of business reputation – and find solutions that will work. We are experienced advocates and our lawyers appear throughout the court and tribunal system in the UK, including arbitrations. Our mediation expertise is second to none, be it in negligence claims or highly complex technical commercial disputes.

 

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Experience

EDI Group
We successfully acted on behalf of a subsidiary of the EDI Group, a leading Edinburgh based property development company, in connection with pursuit of a claim against National Car Parks Limited for enforcement of their obligations under a development agreement.
Competition Appeal Tribunal
We conducted an appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal arising from the OFT investigation into the construction industry in the East Midlands - one of the larger of more than twenty linked appeals which followed one of the biggest ever domestic OFT investigations.
Administrators of Heritable Bank plc
Acting in the high profile administration of Heritable Bank plc for several years, most recently in the case of Landsbanki Winding Up Board v Heritable Bank plc (in administration) which raises issues of international significance, being concerned with the proper interpretation of the Credit Institutions (Reorganisation and Winding up) Regulations 2004 which implement EC Directive 2001/24/EC.
ScottishPower
We recently acted for ScottishPower in one of the first Scottish Appeals to the Supreme Court which raised complex questions of statutory interpretation.
Chivas Brothers Limited
Instructed by Chivas Brothers Limited in respect of an Intellectual Property Court of Session action arising from a trademark dispute.
HMRC
We successfully acted for HM Revenue and Customs in all their Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud cases appeals in Scotland, with a cumulative value of over £40 million.
Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
We acted for the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission in the first appeal to be heard by the Inner House under the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007. This appeal concerned the operation of the 2007 Act and the scope of the Commission's role in rejecting conduct complaints against solicitors as frivolous, vexatious or totally without merit.

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