Your Scots Counsel - Litigation & Disputes

Key contact

Morton Fraser Partner Innes Clark
Innes Clark
Innes is one of the most prominent employment lawyers in Scotland. He also heads up our Employment Team and our Litigation Division.
0131 516 9564

We have one of the largest and most experienced litigation teams in Scotland with over 80 people including 60 lawyers. Clarity is at the heart of everything we do and we aim to provide clients with high quality, strategic and commercially sensible advice. Our client base includes leading national businesses, the public sector and high-net worth private individuals and entrepreneurs. We operate cross-sector dealing with a variety of commercial disputes including: general commercial litigation, real estate litigation, restructuring and insolvency disputes professional negligence, personal injury, employment disputes and inquiry work.

Benefits we bring to you 

Our litigation team tailors it approach to cases carefully depending on the nature of the dispute and has vast experience dealing with actions at all levels of the Scottish court system and the Supreme Court of the UK. Our team is also regularly involved in various forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and adjudication. Our broad experience gives us the insight our clients need to ensure the successful resolution of any dispute.

We also recognise that funding a litigation can be a challenge and can offer a variety of options for our clients in appropriate cases including hourly rates, fixed fees and success fee agreements. We also work with litigation funders in certain cases to provide cover for our clients' costs and insurance cover for adverse costs, providing clients with the clarity and certainty they need before embarking on litigation.

Our credentials 

Scottish Lion Insurance - Instructed by a major US firm in London on behalf of the Scottish Lion Insurance Company Limited to argue a contested solvent scheme of arrangement before the Court of Session

Environment Agency - Acted for the Environment Agency in a dispute with another public body arising out of the administration of the Dawson International Group of companies where the claims ranged between £14million and £100million

HNWI - Acted for a high net worth individual who was being sued for £1million relating to a fraud arising from his participation in the running of a small self-administered pension scheme

Scotsman Hotel - Liquidation - Acting for the liquidator in all the litigation arising out of the liquidation of the Scotsman hotel in Edinburgh which was worth millions and which involved claims of, breach of contract, unjustified enrichment and disputed adjudications of creditors' claims in addition to proceedings which sought to prevent the sale of the hotel.