Mike has considerable litigation expertise, over the last 20 years, having worked in both a large commercial practice and a smaller, specialist, court firm. He is extremely experienced in both Sheriff Court and Court of Session actions. He currently practises in commercial litigation, including a large caseload of contractual disputes, principally commercial actions in the Court of Session, and Judicial Review. Mike also deals with debt recovery and bankruptcy, guardianship applications, adults with incapacity and criminal law matters including Road Traffic Offences and is very experienced in Legal Expenses Insurance, having managed a large team and very wide caseload. He also acts as Edinburgh agent for many firms outside Edinburgh in Court of Session and Sheriff Court cases.
David has over 25 years of experience of contracts, dispute resolution and family law work. He regularly represents clients’ interests in the Scottish Courts and can also provide advice on alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. He is involved in advising clients on all manners of different contract disputes, professional negligence, divorce and separation, in addition to a wide range of land and property matters. David particularly enjoys planning matters and has considerable public enquiry work experience.
John has practiced in Edinburgh and Tayside for over 20 years and has extensive experience in the corporate, commercial and real estate fields. In recent years John has taken on many renewable energy transactions acting for developers and land owners in the wind and hydro sectors. John also deals with many corporate transactions including company share sales and acquisitions, lease transactions and acting on behalf of property developers.
Karen is a Partner in our Private Client division dealing with all aspects of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Executries for our clients. She is also a member of the Residential Property team within the firm taking on residential sales, purchases and re-mortgages as well as new build developments (from purchase of the development site, site assembly and deed of conditions through to the sale of individual units). She also has many years of experience in security work for both commercial and individual clients.
Sarah studied at Napier and the University of Edinburgh and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Sarah is involved in a broad range of commercial property acquisitions and sale transactions, development work, commercial leasing, property and development finance, corporate sales and acquisitions and also advises on a variety of employment issues for both employers and individual clients. Sarah also has particular experience in renewables and currently handles projects for wind farm developer clients. She also acts for investors developing wind projects and is active in negotiating and dealing with the necessary contractual documents from commencement to completion of the projects.