Iain is a highly motivated and proactive specialist Solicitor Advocate with a wealth of practical experience and knowledge gained over more than 25 years. Iain adopts a highly detailed and skilled forensic analysis when representing clients and his thoroughness and exceptional attention to detail is second to none. Iain is also adept at finding innovative ways of resolving disputes; and always with a wider commercial awareness.
Iain is regularly instructed in relation to domestic and transnational disputes, advising on and conducting complex and high value litigations, arbitrations, and mediations in Scotland, the UK and internationally. He typically operates within the Oil & Gas, Engineering, and Construction sectors.
Iain has particular expertise in International Arbitration, with significant experience of conducting international arbitrations (both pleadings and advocacy) Worldwide, under both institutional and ad hoc rules. He is also co-author of a leading textbook, Pleading in Arbitration: A Practitioner’s Guide – An Essential Guide to International Arbitration, published in its 2nd Edn in 2017.
Iain became an Accredited Commercial Arbitrator in 2011 and is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Specialist Accreditation Panel on Arbitration. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee. He is a member of the Global Academic Faculty and a Course Director there on Mediation and International Arbitration Issues.
He also regularly appears as Solicitor Advocate in the Court of Session and Commercial Cause of the Sheriff Courts, often attracting referral work from other English and Scottish Firms; and frequently undertakes cases with an international dimension, often in foreign jurisdictions.
Admitted as a Solicitor Advocate (Civil) in 2009, he is regularly instructed in relation to domestic and transnational disputes, advising on and conducting complex and high-value litigations, arbitrations, and mediations in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
He is a member of the Law Society of Scotland Specialist Accreditation Panel on Arbitration and co-author of Pleading In Arbitration: A Practitioner's Guide, published by Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters (2nd Edition, 2016).