Our disputes lawyers have the expertise and judgement to deliver solutions that meet all of our clients' legal problems. We are retained by clients on UK and international mandates, while remaining Scotland's leading litigation practice offering legal advice and representation to commercial, public and third sector clients across the country.

Our teams have specialist expertise in all areas of dispute resolution and provide clear pragmatic advice, tailored to each client's goal and reflecting their appetite for risk.

Great team with intimate knowledge of the Scottish business and economic environment, able to take into consideration many different options, and to focus on ultimate goals, approaching the matters in a very structured way.

Legal 500 UK 2024

We drive innovation and efficiency through our use of technology; ask the right questions and carefully consider the most appropriate dispute resolution channel; build strong, lasting, mutually beneficial relationships and provide plans designed to suit our clients’ budget and nature of the instruction.

We are frequently instructed in complex, high value disputes which may involve several parties with cross border and international aspects. Portfolios of claims are also managed for repeat clients. Our highly trained and skilled team have a successful track record of delivering solutions across a full range of sectors and industries, including Banking & Finance, Energy & Utilities (including Oil & Gas), Construction, Real Estate, Insurance, Food & Drink, Technology, Education, Public Sector, Media & Broadcasting and Infrastructure & Transport (including Shipping & Marine).

We are regularly involved in litigation raising novel or important questions of law in the highest Scottish courts and in the Supreme Court and can arrange for caveats to be lodged at courts throughout Scotland, offering an 'early warning system' in relation to interim court orders being sought.

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Litigation key highlights

  • Our practice is set apart through the creation of an advocacy set, Advocacy by Brodies, offering a genuine alternative to the bar and market-leading advice on EU, regulatory, competition and public law.
  • We are thought leaders, regularly advising clients on ground-breaking issues for businesses. This has included representing the Scotch Whisky Association and European wine and spirits producers in a legal challenge to the Scottish Government's high-profile Alcohol Minimum Pricing legislation.
  • We represent clients throughout the UK's Court and Tribunal system - from Sheriff Courts in Scotland to the Court of Session in Edinburgh and, in England, from County Courts to the High Court in London. Appeals to the Supreme Court in London are a regular feature of the practice.