Rosie Walker, Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Rosie Walker, Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Rosie Walker is a Partner and Head of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team. Rosie specialises in commercial and property litigation. She predominantly acts for corporate clients from SMEs to PLCs, but also acts for individuals and charities. Much of her case load includes high value, complex litigation in the Court of Session, Lands Tribunal and Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. She also has significant experience of arbitration in the UK and internationally.

Rosie brings with her a strong client following from her previous firm of 13 years, reflecting her dedication to client care, and a first class reputation in commercial and property litigation. Rosie is a member of the Law Society of Scotland Land & Property Law Reform Committee, the Examination Committee of the Society of Messengers at Arms and Sheriff Officers and the Property Litigation Association.

Significant Recent Instructions:-

• Acting for Alistair Carmichael MP in the first Election petition brought in Scotland since 1965. This high profile case involved novel questions of law as well as dealing with STV to manage the filming and live broadcast of the proceedings, the first time that has been done in Scotland.

• Retained by an international architect practice for the past 5 years, providing advice in respect in a number of commercial disputes. These have included an extremely complex section 1 petition involving a “dawn raid”, which was argued before the Outer and Inner Houses involving issues of pre-action disclosure, private international law, constructive trusts and UAE law. Reported at [2014] CSIH 18; 2014 S.C. 579; 2014 S.C.L.R. 454; 2014 G.W.D. 29-570.

• Acting as principal counsel in an arbitration conducted under the Dubai International Arbitration Centre before a panel of three international arbitrators with a claim valued at in excess of $12,000,000 and a counterclaim in excess of $10,000,000.

• Pursuing a high value damages claim against a public authority arising out of their failure to comply with their dilapidations obligations under a lease. The dispute concerned construction of payment clauses and quantification of loss where works had not yet been carried out. As such it represented a further development of recent case law dealing with dilapidations liability. It was settled following mediation.