Friday 23 November 2018

Leading firm, Commercial Litigation - Legal 500 2018

We are delighted that Legal 500 have, for the sixth year in a row, ranked us as one of the country's leading commercial litigation firms. They comment:
"Halliday Campbell WS has David Halliday and assistant solicitor Lynn McMahon as its main contacts; both are Signet-accredited specialists in commercial litigation. The firm's strategic focus on this area means it is is well-placed to assist clients with all types of contentious issues, including corporate and commercial disputes, insolvency-related matters, property litigation and IP/IT cases. The team's client roster spans a wide range of industries, such as hospitality and leisure, telecommunications, construction and retail, among many others."

Legal 500 explains :
"The purpose of The Legal 500 is to help corporate counsel find the right advisors through our law firm rankings and editorial, which are free of charge to access on this site. Our rankings are based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers and our access to law firms deals and confidential matters, which are independently assessed by our researchers.

The only way a law firm can get into our ranking tables and commentary is on merit - if our researchers think it is good enough for inclusion.
These rankings reflect detailed analysis of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with GCs and private practice lawyers, conducted by our team of experienced researchers in accordance with our guidelines...Every firm ranked – and individual mentioned – in the UK Legal 500 UK Solicitors guide is ‘recommended’."

Friday 19 October 2018

Law Awards of Scotland 2018

We're delighted to learn that we've been shortlisted as finalists in the Litigation Team of the Year category for this year's Law Awards of Scotland.

Now in their 14th year, the Law Awards of Scotland were once famously dubbed by Helena Kennedy Q.C. as "the Oscars for the profession". The Awards recognise the firms and individuals judged to be reaching new standards of professional excellence within the Scottish legal system across more than 20 categories.

This year’s awards are being held in association with a number of sponsors, including the Law Society of Scotland.

Thursday 6 September 2018

Stuart Campbell v Kezia Dugdale

Sheriff McGowan's decision, allowing a proof before answer in the defamation action raised by Stuart Campbell, author of the high profile political website Wings Over Scotland, against Kezia Dugdale, former leader of the Labour Party in Scotland, in which we act for the pursuer, is now published on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website. It sets out in detail the Sheriff's view of the issues arising and the reasons for his decision to refuse the defender's application to dismiss the case without hearing any evidence. The action will now proceed to a hearing of the evidence, probably some time next year.

*Update 17 September 2018: Ms. Dugdale's solicitors have lodged an appeal against Sheriff McGowan's decision, which will now proceed through the Sheriff Appeal Court.

*Further update 7 November 2018: Ms. Dugdale has now withdrawn her appeal and the case is expected to proceed to a hearing of the evidence in the early part of 2019.