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 recognised as a "Leader in the Field" in Litigation Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, and a "Leading Lawyer" in Commercial Litigation and a "Recommended Lawyer" in Commercial Litigation, Local Government and Professional Negligence by The Legal 500.
Sandy has been described by Chambers UK as “highly efficient”, “very proactive”, “extremely astute and a very good strategic thinker” who “always brings insight, and a penetrating analysis to the cases he is involved in. He has very good judgement and commercial sense. Sandy is a very reassuring presence if he is on your side. Pulls out all the stops for the client, and delivers." He is also praised by clients for his “very clear and balanced advice.”
In addition, Sandy has been recognised in The Legal 500 UK as being an "exceptional lawyer" and "as good as it gets in commercial litigation" , with one client noting that: "Sandy never fails to impress with his thoughtful and measured approach. He is meticulous and thorough in his preparation and offers clear, concise advice."
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP
Joined the firm: 2003