Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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 247 1181

Disputes are an unwelcome distraction from your core business, but you can rely on us for high quality legal and strategic advice.

From our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we work with a diverse range of clients from both the private and public sector as well as acting for individuals.

Benefits we bring to you 

We have one of the largest and most experienced litigation and dispute resolution teams in Scotland with a team of over 80, including 60 lawyers. In recent years, we have achieved success for our clients in some of the highest profile cases in Scotland before the Courts and Tribunals.

Our client base includes leading national businesses, the public sector and high-net worth private individuals and entrepreneurs as well as a very large number of small to medium sized enterprises. Our clients include Diageo, Tesco, Lloyds Bank, Volkswagen, the Scottish and UK Governments, Schuh, Stewart Milne Group and the Ministry of Defence.

To find out more about some of our most recent work, click the link to read a selection of our case studies.

A team of specialists here for you

We are consistently ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession. With acknowledged and accredited experts throughout the team, we have the skills and experience necessary to resolve your particular issue. Our lawyers very regularly appear throughout the court and tribunal system in Scotland, including arbitrations and we have specialist teams dealing with: -

  • Commercial litigation
  • Real estate litigation including planning
  • Construction and engineering disputes
  • Debt and asset recovery
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Professional negligence
  • Insolvency litigation (both personal insolvency and corporate insolvency)
  • Insurance litigation

We also have specialist teams dealing with employment and immigration issues

Find out more about the credentials of our highly rated litigation and dispute resolution team in our brochure.

Clear advice 

We provide clear, strategic advice to guide you through what are often complex legal issues. From the outset, we find out what success looks like for you and provide realistic views on prospects of success, along with a cost benefit analysis, ensuring you get not just a first-class legal service but also sound commercial advice.

We know that going to court is not always the answer and we ensure that our clients know all of the options open to them when a dispute arises including a litigated outcome, a negotiated settlement, mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods. Each dispute is unique, and we will work with you to agree a bespoke strategy but whatever the strategy, we take ownership of your dispute, guard your interests and fight your corner.

Our approach to fees

Clarity is at the heart of everything. In order for our clients to take informed decisions it is essential that we are clear on costs and we take a more proactive approach to cost than ever before.

We recognise that funding a litigation can be a challenge and we offer a variety of options for our clients in appropriate cases including hourly rates, fixed fees and success fee arrangementsWe 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.

If you are interested in taking legal action to pursue money you're owed at no risk to you, then please click here to find out more and to take an initial survey to find out if your case might be suitable for a success fee agreement.

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Our Work
To find out more about some of our most recent work, click the link to read a selection of our case studies
Case Studies