Litigation and dispute resolution

Hero Aberdeen Lighthouse

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:

Ledingham Chalmers LLP's team is particularly experienced in handling disputes in the oil and gas, renewable energy and marine industries. In addition, it also assists clients with matters connected with other sectors, such as agriculture, property, construction and insurance. Complementing the team's broad industry coverage is its experience of all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, expert determination and adjudication. Team head Sarah Stuart and Timothy Thomas, who are the main partners in Aberdeen, together have nearly 40 years of litigation experience at the Court of Session and Sheriff Court. Senior associate Rebecca Walker handles a variety of cases, with a particular specialism in insolvency-related matters. John Chalmers in Edinburgh is particularly active in advising insurance and public sector clients on a range of contentious issues. Victoria Leslie, who made partner in 2017, is ably supported in Inverness.