Robert McDiarmid

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Tel: 01224 845 951
Mobile: 07779 636 444


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Robert heads up the Dispute Resolution team and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

He advises a broad range of clients, foreign and domestic, on commercial dispute matters right through from preliminary consultative advice to formal representation in court or ADR procedure.

He has extensive experience in handling high value and complex disputes in the UK and internationally, and has advised on litigation in the Scottish Court of Session and Sheriff Courts, English High Court and County Court, and various ADR procedures including arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

He has particular experience of commercial disputes in the energy and construction industries, and an interest in advising clients on pro-active dispute resolution and dispute avoidance such as streamlining dispute procedures and contractual dispute clauses.

Robert holds an advanced qualification from and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He is qualified to practice as a solicitor in Scotland, England and Wales.  Robert is recommended in the 2024 edition of Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners UK Guide.