From litigation to mediation, we are on your side

At Harper Macleod we have one of the largest teams of dispute resolution solicitors in Scotland. More than half of our solicitors are involved regularly in contentious work - giving us a breadth of litigation expertise which sets us apart.

We are renowned for the range and quality of our dispute resolution expertise, which is as wide as the firm’s full service offering, and our team includes some of the country’s most talented disputes practitioners.

Working out of our main offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, we represent clients in every sector including insurance, banking, real estate & construction, energy & natural resources, retail, sport and the public sector.

We also have one of the most prominent teams in the Commercial Court in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Court and have been involved in a number of the most complex litigations in Scottish courts in recent years.

We also have extensive expertise in representing the firm’s clients, in both the public and private sectors, in proceedings for judicial review, statutory appeals and public enquiries involving issues of administrative, planning and environmental law.

Our approach to dispute resolution and litigation

When it comes to resolving disputes, we work hard to understand what matters to your business and how you would define success. Then we fight hard to ensure you achieve it.

Our team has a track record of out-thinking, out-manoeuvring and out-performing our opponents. We’re tenacious, and our clients can trust that their lawyers are driven to deliver on their behalf. Astute strategic thinking, forensic attention to detail and real commercial insight are the cornerstones of our approach.

Our Partner-led team, headed by one of Scotland’s leading litigators, Rod McKenzie, has real strength in depth, providing commercially focused, pragmatic solutions, while our model ensures clients deal directly with a partner throughout, as a matter of course.

Alternative dispute resolution

We work closely with clients to identify areas of high risk – and and help them to anticipate and manage risks before they become contentious. If the best strategy is to avoid court then our team is highly experienced in securing solutions to contentious issues via mediation, adjudication, expert determination and arbitration.

Our team of partners includes 13 partners ranked as leading individuals by the UK's leading legal directories Chambers UK and The Legal 500. We also have eight partners accredited as specialists in their disciplines by the Law Society of Scotland.

Head of Dispute Resolution and senior Partner of Harper Macleod, Rod McKenzie has twice been named Scotland’s Solicitor of the Year at the Law Awards of Scotland, in 2004 and 2014.

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