Sandy heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice, and acts in a range of complex and high value litigations. He has particular expertise in corporate and shareholder litigation, as well as disputes in the banking and financial services, healthcare, energy and construction sectors. Sandy also regularly advises clients in procurement, competition and professional negligence claims. As well as his prominent practice in the commercial court of the Court of Session, Sandy has acted in numerous appeals to the United Kingdom Supreme Court.
Sandy has a substantial public law practice and has extensive experience of advising the firm’s private and public sector clients in judicial review proceedings and statutory appeals involving questions of administrative law.
In addition to his litigation expertise, Sandy has a strong track record of resolving high value disputes through mediation, arbitration and expert determination.
Sandy is recommended in Litigation, Local Government and Professional Negligence in the UK’s legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
He has been described by Chambers UK as “a superb lawyer” and a “fantastic litigator” who “brings a level of composure and confidence to the matters he works on.” “He is ferociously bright, highly technical yet also commercial, and a pleasure to deal with.” In addition, Sandy has been recognised as a “Leading Individual” and “Recommended Lawyer” by The Legal 500 UK where he is described as one of “the best solicitors in Scotland” and “as good as it gets in commercial litigation”.
"Sandy Hastie must be amongst the best lawyers in the country."
‘The team is full of standout individuals. Sandy Hastie is one of Scotland’s leading commercial litigators. There is nobody better in the market in terms of technical knowledge, detailed understanding of a client’s case and pragmatic, commercial advice. He is definitely a star. Laura McCorquodale is absolutely brilliant. She is great at dealing with clients, understanding their issues and concerns, and provides clear and intelligible advice. She is great to work with. David Kerr is another standout partner. He is vastly experienced in all areas of commercial litigation. His real strength is in giving clear, commercial advice to his clients.’
"Sandy Hastie is very bright and pragmatic. His ability to understand and process complex commercial information and present solutions to his client is second to none. He is robust in protecting his client’s position and does not appear to be intimidated by an inequality of bargaining power."
"Sandy Hastie is a star and one of the best litigation partners in Scotland. He is knowledgeable about all areas of law and has the eye for detail that is essential in construction disputes."
"Sandy Hastie, John McHugh, and Laura McCorquodale are all very impressive."
"Sandy Hastie has an unerring ability to cut through copious documentation in order to identify the key commercial issues and propose solutions."
"Sandy has a great ability to understand complex commercial issues and to present these issues in a clear and concise manner to his client."
"Sandy is thoughtful, measure and pragmatic - he is an extremely impressive litigator."