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Stronachs’ Dispute Resolution Team is led by an expert group of litigators with vast experience at every level of the court system, and also of alternative forms of dispute resolution. Disputes are inevitable in business and we are trusted to give the effective and pragmatic advice our clients need to achieve their objectives – whether that’s simply seeking to draw a line under the dispute and move on or fighting in all-important ‘bet the company’ litigation.

Able to advise on Scots and English law, we act for major oil and gas organisations and supply chain companies, construction, technology and engineering leaders and SMEs, as well as for partnerships and individuals. We also have significant experience working with insolvency practitioners on both routine and complex insolvency transactions and claims.

We act for clients right across Scotland, the wider-UK and internationally and we do this cost-effectively from our offices in Aberdeen and Inverness. For our international work, where necessary, we partner with firms in other jurisdictions to make sure our clients receive nothing less than a seamless, first class service from advisors they can trust.


2020 ‘Legal 500’ Ranking - Commercial Litigation

“'With considerable expertise in Scotland's northern markets', Stronachs LLP is particularly active in the region's key sectors such as energy and construction, while the 'sensible and commercial' team also increased its share of cross-border litigation. 'Great tactician and pragmatic litigatorRobert McDiarmid heads the team”

2020 ‘Legal 500’ Testimonials

'Responsive and practical in their approach.'

'Take time to get to know their clients and their issues.'

'Personable, approachable, professional, responsive.'

'Cost-conscious, efficient and organised in their instructions, preparation and administration.'

'Colin Sandilands has an easy style which overlays a clear grasp of the issues, prospects and commercial realities of the situation.'

'Robert McDiarmid offers fantastic support and extremely thorough preparation to achieve a first class result.'

'Easy to communicate with, clear itemised billing, good operators who inspire confidence in their clients.'


Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Colin Sandilands

Colin Sandilands

Partner, Head of Inverness Office

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linkedin contactT:01463 663 389

Robert McDiarmid

Robert McDiarmid

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 951

Karen Leslie

Karen Leslie

Accredited Paralegal, Debt Recovery

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 892

Dispute Resolution News & Insights


Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin February 2020

Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin February 202…

Tuesday 4th February 2020

The high cost of paying for your payments - Solved? Dispute Resolution partner, Robert McDiarmid, is featured in February's edition of the Business Bulletin - published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber...

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It might say that but ...

It might say that but ...

Friday 31st January 2020

How should you interpret a commercial contract? It may not be a glamorous topic but it can be an important one. Businesses enter into contracts every day; with suppliers, customers, landlords, sub-contractors...

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Landmark ruling raises questions around divorce law

Landmark ruling raises questions around …

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Recent publicity around the Supreme Court’s refusal to grant a divorce to a woman, who claimed to be ‘trapped in a loveless marriage’ to her husband of 40 years, has...

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McDonald v McDonald:  The Supreme Court Decision

McDonald v McDonald: The Supreme Court …

Monday 7th August 2017

Family practitioners have been eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court decision in the case of McDonald v McDonald as to the interpretation of Regulation 4 of the Divorce etc (Pensions) (Scotland)...

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Funding Litigation and Access to Justice

Funding Litigation and Access to Justice

Tuesday 11th July 2017

To date solicitors have been restricted in the types of fee arrangement that can be offered to clients. For example, solicitors have been unable to charge a fee based on...

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Pension sharing on divorce:  The case of McDonald v McDonald – what’s next?

Pension sharing on divorce: The case of…

Wednesday 24th May 2017

When spouses separate and require financial resolution between them as a result, in Scotland they will be advised by family lawyers that they are entitled to fair division of the...

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Commercial Court: Nudging You Towards ADR

Commercial Court: Nudging You Towards AD…

Friday 7th April 2017

New requirements have come into effect which will have application for many of the major commercial disputes litigated here in Scotland. These requirements aim to nudge parties away from the...

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Pursuer's Offers

Pursuer's Offers

Friday 17th March 2017

The introduction of 'Pursuer’s Offers' is the latest in a number of recent changes to the Court rules.  These changes come into force on 3 April 2017 and apply to...

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Contact Info

28 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YL
Tel: +44 1224 845845


Camas House, Fairways Business Park,
Inverness IV2 6AA
Tel: + 44 1463 713225

Legal 500uk leading firm 2020