Iain Rutherford
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Iain advises clients in relation to a broad range of commercial disputes with an emphasis on IT & telecoms, energy & corporate disputes and banking and financial services litigation.
He has an LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law and has represented clients in relation to various IT related disputes including outsourcing, domain name, online defamation and IT supplier disputes. Iain has acted for banks and financial services institutions in relation to high profile and high value professional negligence, misrepresentation, contractual and pensions disputes and has acted in a wide variety of corporate litigation including warranty claims, unfair prejudice petitions and related shareholder disputes.

Iain is a solicitor-advocate and his practice is primarily in the Commercial Court of the Court of Session. He is, however, an enthusiastic proponent of alternative dispute resolution, with recent experience of mediation, arbitration (including energy arbitration) and expert determination (both financial and technical). His clients value his friendly and approachable manner coupled with his realistic commercial approach to the issues facing them.

“He impresses sources with his "efficient management of the process," his "excellent commercial judgement" and his ability to "sort out the big issues from the little ones." Clients praise him as "very down to earth and very much a 'people person'."

Chambers & Partners 2016

"Strategic thinker on dispute resolution."

The Legal 500 2015