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Stronachs’ dispute resolution team is led by an expert group of litigators with vast experience at every level of the court system, and also alternative forms of dispute resolution. Able to advise on Scots and English law, we are focussed on achieving efficient, cost-effective results through preventive steps and, where necessary, formal action – in Scotland, the wider UK, or internationally.

We act for major oil and gas organisations and supply chain companies, construction and engineering leaders and SMEs, as well as partnerships and individuals.

We have a significant track record in the resolution of commercial disputes, involving businesses from a range of sectors, including energy and construction, landlords, tenants and property investors.

Our team has in-depth experience of managing and pursuing debt recovery proceedings and sensitive personal litigation situations involving matters such as family disputes, pre and post-nuptial disputes as well as cohabitation, and personal injury and damages claims. We are committed to minimising disruption for all parties while seeking a resolution.

In any scenario, Stronachs’ dispute resolution team can work to manage conflict and represent clients’ interests in a cost-effective and highly efficient manner whether at mediation, inquiry, arbitration or through the courts.

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Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Robert McDonald

Robert McDonald

Partner, Dispute Resolution. Solicitor Advocate

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 839
E:robert.mcdonald@stronachs.com

Colin Sandilands

Colin Sandilands

Partner, Head of Inverness Office

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linkedin contactT:01463 663 389
E:colin.sandilands@stronachs.com

Robert McDiarmid

Robert McDiarmid

Partner, Dispute Resolution

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 951
E:robert.mcdiarmid@stronachs.com

Karen Leslie

Karen Leslie

Law Society of Scotland Accredited Paralegal, Debt Recovery

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 892
E:karen.leslie@stronachs.com

Dispute Resolution News & Insights

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McDonald v McDonald:  The Supreme Court Decision

McDonald v McDonald: The Supreme Court …

Friday 4th August 2017

Family practitioners have been eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court decision in the case of McDonald v McDonald as to the interpretation of Regulation 4 of the Divorce etc (Pensions) (Scotland)...

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Funding Litigation and Access to Justice

Funding Litigation and Access to Justice

Tuesday 11th July 2017

To date solicitors have been restricted in the types of fee arrangement that can be offered to clients. For example, solicitors have been unable to charge a fee based on...

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Pension sharing on divorce:  The case of McDonald v McDonald – what’s next?

Pension sharing on divorce: The case of…

Wednesday 24th May 2017

When spouses separate and require financial resolution between them as a result, in Scotland they will be advised by family lawyers that they are entitled to fair division of the...

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Commercial Court: Nudging You Towards ADR

Commercial Court: Nudging You Towards AD…

Friday 7th April 2017

New requirements have come into effect which will have application for many of the major commercial disputes litigated here in Scotland. These requirements aim to nudge parties away from the...

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Pursuer's Offers

Pursuer's Offers

Friday 17th March 2017

The introduction of 'Pursuer’s Offers' is the latest in a number of recent changes to the Court rules.  These changes come into force on 3 April 2017 and apply to...

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Important News for Victims of Life Changing Injuries

Important News for Victims of Life Chang…

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Accident victims who suffer severe and life changing injuries are often awarded a lump sum in compensation for future losses.  For example, claimants who suffer a serious injury may be...

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Debt Recovery made Simple

Debt Recovery made Simple

Thursday 24th November 2016

The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service (SCTS) launch the new Simple Procedure for payment claims of up to £5,000 on 28th November 2016.  This will replace and streamline the two...

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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

Thursday 20th October 2016

Prenuptial agreements (or ante-nuptial/pre-marriage contracts) have become increasingly popular in Scotland, with more couples wishing to make provision for what is to happen in the unfortunate event of the breakdown...

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Directors: In the oil crisis firing line?

Directors: In the oil crisis firing line…

Monday 26th September 2016

Much ink has been spilled already about the current distress of businesses all the way up and down the oil & gas supply chain, and the contagion of that distress...

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Compulsory Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol

Compulsory Personal Injury Pre-Action Pr…

Tuesday 6th September 2016

Until now Scotland has operated a voluntary personal injury pre-action protocol that had as its purpose the early settlement of personal injury actions.  The voluntary protocol was designed specifically to...

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More Than One Way to Crack a Nut

More Than One Way to Crack a Nut

Friday 29th July 2016

Gone are the days of responding to any business to business dispute simply by sending a Writ off to court at the earliest opportunity and letting a court action run...

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Beware! The Ultimate Contract Claim banana skin: The Invalid Contractual Notice

Beware! The Ultimate Contract Claim bana…

Friday 18th March 2016

The Court of Session has just issued a timely reminder about how a very simple (and avoidable) administrative slip can be fundamentally fatal to certain types of contractual claim.

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Update on Judicial Review

Update on Judicial Review

Friday 29th January 2016

On 7th August 2015 I wrote a blog on changes to Judicial Review that have been introduced as part of the extensive Court Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

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All Change for our Civil Courts

All Change for our Civil Courts

Tuesday 15th December 2015

We are in the middle of the most extensive changes to our civil court system in over a century.

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Fatal Claims:  Jury makes the highest awards for loss of society

Fatal Claims: Jury makes the highest aw…

Tuesday 1st September 2015

A jury has awarded the family of a deceased man sums significantly more than have been awarded previously in similar cases.

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Increasing Protection for Cyclists

Increasing Protection for Cyclists

Friday 17th July 2015

Scotland has seen a big increase in cycling, with high profile professional athletes such as Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins doing much to raise its profile.  Concerns have been raised...

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