Iain is a Solicitor Advocate and Partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team. He specialises in commercial litigation, especially resolution of disputes within the oil & gas, engineering, and construction sectors, often with an international element; and has a particular expertise in international arbitration.
With a wealth of practical experience and knowledge gained over more than 25 years, more than 12 of them qualified as a Solicitor Advocate, 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.
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 Edition in 2017.
He regularly appears as Solicitor Advocate in the Commercial Courts of the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts, attracting referral work from other English and Scottish Firms; and frequently undertakes cases with an international dimension, often in foreign jurisdictions.
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 and member of the Global Academic Faculty on Mediation and International Arbitration Issues at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee.
Iain is well-known for being a highly motivated and proactive specialist, who adopts a highly detailed and skilled forensic analysis when representing clients. 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.
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