We act for a range of commercial clients including developers, contractors, landlords and tenants. Working closely with clients, we address issues arising during the lifespan of a lease (non-payment of rent, insolvency, enforcement of guarantees, unauthorised sub-leases, assignations and dilapidations) and issues regarding termination (break notices, notices to quit and irritancy).
We are experienced in land development issues. We offer sound advice in issues that arise before and during works. This includes: building contract disputes, professional agreement disputes; servitude rights; and burdens.
We are experienced in a broad range of contractual and commercial disputes, including formation, interpretation and rectification of contracts. Our practice encompasses regulatory/compliance disputes, disagreements about intellectual property and procurement. We regularly represent clients in the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session and are experienced in alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation, arbitration and expert determination. We pride ourselves on taking a proactive and commercial approach to disputes and, where appropriate, work to resolve disputes before they reach litigation.
We regularly advise both employees and employers on matters such as redundancy, disciplinary proceedings, employment contracts and business transfers. We regularly draft and advise on settlement agreements and can guide both employers and employees through disciplinary, grievance and performance processes. We provide day to day HR advice to clients and prepare employment contracts, policies and staff handbooks.
Our experienced family law team advise on all matters arising from the breakdown of a marriage or cohabiting relationship. Where children are involved, we advise on residence and contract arrangements, as well as the payment of child maintenance and school fees. Our goal is always to reach a negotiated settlement, resulting in the signing of a separation agreement and in the case of marriage, an uncontested divorce. Where a negotiated settlement is not possible, we guild our clients through court proceedings with the utmost attentiveness.
Our highly experienced team can assist in tackling the key problems facing your business. We assist with securing payment of debt and provide advice regarding contractual disputes. Where you have concerns about solvency, we work with specialist accountants to explore the options available, and implement the best solution. If concerns relate to a business that’s in a formal insolvency process, our team is on hand to explain the issues that can arise (director obligations, wrongful trading, gratuitous alienations, use of a prohibited name).
Our team has a proven track record in advising homeowners, landlords and letting agents alike. We understand the stresses associated with forced sales, boundary and access disputes, and contentious planning permission applications. We are also well versed in challenges that arise during residential tenancies (rent arrears; damage to property; anti-social behaviour; evictions, etc).
By applying a strong understanding of Scottish property law and dispute processes, our experienced litigators help to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently.