What we do

We do what we know we're good at: we manage and resolve commercial disputes and litigation. We can help any business which finds itself involved in a dispute or assist solicitors from England and other countries with clients in cases before the Scottish courts. We also assist other Scottish lawyers who don't specialise in litigation but want to be able to refer their clients to an accredited specialist firm that they can trust to do the work well for a reasonable fee. Whether you are a business client, a solicitor from another jurisdiction or a Scottish lawyer who wants to provide a service to clients by establishing a relationship with a niche specialist firm, we will be happy to tell you how we can help if you get in touch.  We act in disputes relating to:

Commercial agreements and obligations:
  • Joint venture, partnership and franchise agreements
  • Loan agreements, cautionary obligations and guarantees
  • Agency and commercial agents agreements
  • Supply of goods and services
  • Hire and consumer credit agreements

Company and corporate:
  • Unfair prejudice, derivative and minority protection
  • Deadlocked boards
  • Shareholder and investor interests
  • Breach of directors’ duties
  • General corporate governance

Intellectual property, information technology 
  • Copyright
  • Trade names and marks
  • Design rights
  • Passing off
  • Database rights
  • Trade secrets and know-how
  • Domain names
  • Streaming media and broadcast rights

  • Rights of ownership and possession of land
  • Enforcement of missives and claims for breach
  • Boundary, nuisance and encroachment claims
  • Actions of division and sale
  • Recovery of land or premises from unlawful occupiers
  • Calling up and enforcement of standard securities and foreclosure
  • Recovery of rent and service charges and irritancy of leases
  • Enforcement of non-compete and keep open clauses
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Construction and building contracts and enforcement of adjudication awards

  • Winding up and compulsory liquidation
  • Company voluntary arrangements
  • Gratuitous alienations
  • Unfair preferences
  • Liquidator’s remuneration
  • Validation orders
  • Retention of title claims

Debt and asset recovery:
  • Review of terms and conditions and contractual documentation and pre-action assessments
  • Letters before action
  • Statutory demands
  • Sequestration and liquidation petitions
  • Small claims, summary cause, ordinary and commercial actions in the Sheriff Courts and Court of Session
  • Registration in the Books of Council and Session, with supporting vouching,  of agreements for execution and subsequent summary diligence
  • Diligence by way of charge, arrestment, attachment, inhibition
  • Registration of other UK and foreign judgments for enforcement in Scotland and instruction of enforcement of Scottish judgements elsewhere in the UK and abroad and European Enforcement Orders

  • Breach of privacy or confidentiality
  • Claims of fraud, misrepresentation, error, undue influence and reduction of contract
  • Actions for judicial review
  • Actions for count reckoning and payment, accounting for profit, repetition and restitution
  • Statutory appeals
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants and claims for breach of warranty
  • Professional negligence claims against professionals, advisers and trustees
  • Verbal injury to reputation, defamation and malicious falsehood
  • Liquor and hotel premises licensing and liability

We've litigated at all levels of the court system in Scotland: the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court), the Court of Session (Inner and Outer House), the Sheriff Courts (small claims, summary causes, ordinary actions and appeals), Licensing Committee hearings and specialist Tribunals (including the Transport Tribunal).

The specialist knowledge and experience we offer mean you'll get a quality of service that at least matches any of the bigger firms. Without their charging rates.