Iain Rutherford
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Iain advises clients in relation to a broad range of commercial disputes with an emphasis on IT, IP & telecoms, energy & corporate/financial disputes.

He has an LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law and has represented clients in relation to various IT/IP related disputes including trade mark and patent infringement, outsourcing, domain name and IT supplier disputes. Iain has also 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 sits on the disputes committee of the Society for Computers and the Law, the litigation sub-committee of the Association of Pensions Lawyers and the Obligations sub-committee of the Law Society of Scotland.

Iain is a solicitor-advocate and his practice is primarily in the UK Courts. He is, however, an enthusiastic proponent of alternative dispute resolution, with recent experience of mediation, international arbitration (IT, Oil & Gas, international trade) 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.


A good litigator who is very people-oriented and who builds a warm rapport with his clients, very rational and straightforward to work with.

Chambers UK 2020

Clients praise him as "one of the quickest brains in the business. Talented, savvy and great to work with."

Chambers UK 2019