Iain Clark, Solicitor Advocate, Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Iain Clark, Solicitor Advocate, Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Mobile: +44 (0)7908 022 304
Direct Dial: +44 (0)141 530 2025
Email: iclark@gilsongray.co.uk


Iain K Clark is a Solicitor Advocate, Partner and our Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution. He is a highly motivated and proactive specialist litigator with a wealth of practical experience and knowledge gained over more than 20 years.

As UK Winner of the ILO Client Choice Award 2013 for Arbitration and UK Winner of the ACQ Global Award 2013 for Leading Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, he is regularly instructed in relation to domestic and transnational disputes, advising on and conducting complex and high value arbitrations, litigations and mediations in Scotland, the UK and internationally - in the engineering, construction, oil & gas, renewables, property, finance and investment fields; and in other general commercial and private client disputes.

Iain has particular expertise in International Arbitration. He has significant experience of conducting arbitrations under both institutional rules e.g. the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); and Ad hoc Arbitrations e.g. under the English Arbitration Act 1996, the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, and the Norwegian Arbitration Act 2004.

Admitted as a Solicitor Advocate (Civil) in 2009, Iain frequently appears before the Commercial Courts and has extended rights of audience to appear before the Sheriff Courts of Scotland, the Court of Session, and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He was appointed an Honorary Lecturer, at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), at the University of Dundee in 2011. He is a member of the Global Academic Faculty and Course Director there on Mediation and International Arbitration Issues. He was a coach to the award winning CEPMLP Mediation Team, who won an award at the 6th ICC Mediation Competition in Paris in February 2011.

He became an Accredited Commercial Arbitrator in 2011 and is also a member of the Law Society of Scotland Specialist Accreditation Panel on Arbitration. Iain was appointed a Seminar Director/Lecturer on the Professional Seminar Training Programme of the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore in 2014 and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen on International Commercial Arbitration.

He is also co-author, with Steven P Walker, Advocate and Barrister, of Pleading In Arbitration: A Practitioner's Guide, published by Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters in 2012 (and has been commissioned to co-write the 2nd Edition, due to be published later in 2015).

For relaxation, Iain enjoys watching a good movie, walking his dogs with his wife on the beach near their home, a spot of trout or salmon fishing, or venturing further afield in their luxury caravan.
iclark@gilsongray.co.uk