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Litigation and dispute resolution

Our litigation teams based in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness have specialist expertise across a broad spectrum of nationally significant sectors.

Our expert litigation teams based in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness have considerable expertise in the energy, property, construction, insurance and agriculture sectors.

Equipped to advise throughout bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, delivering defamation law, personal injury law and professional liability law services, services include arbitration, mediation and solicitor advocacy.

We have significant experience protecting our clients’ intellectual property, enforcing restrictive covenants, defining directors and shareholders duties as well as delivering general commercial contract advice.

The team continues to gain exposure to raising and defending actions raised under S1 of the Administration of Justice Act [1972] (Dawn Raids).

We draw on the talents across the firm and regularly work in conjunction with the employment law team and construction law.

Trust our partners Sarah Stuart, Tim Thomas, Jennifer Young, Victoria Leslie and John Chalmers to manage your dispute and secure the best result.

What our clients and peers say

Research publication Legal 500 commends our commercial litigation work:

"Although Ledingham Chalmers LLP’s team has a particularly strong track record in energy-related commercial disputes (oil and gas as well as renewable energy), it also handles work involving other industries, including construction and agriculture. The practice handles a wide range of contentious issues, including enforcement of restrictive covenants, shareholder disputes and directors’ duties. The group also has experience of ex-parte applications for orders under section one of the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972 (dawn raids), where it acts for applicants and also parties defending actions raised under the provision. John Chalmers, who practises in Edinburgh, has nearly 30 years of experience handling litigation before the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, with particular emphasis on acting for local authorities and insurance-sector clients. Team head Sarah Stuart, Timothy Thomas and senior associate Rebecca Walker are the key contacts in Aberdeen. Inverness-based senior associate Karen Cameron qualified as a solicitor advocate in 2016.”

Jennifer Young

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Setting out a stall for success in Scottish construction - The recent Build It Aberdeen Construction and Property Conference brought the sector together to discuss topics of interest for the north east.